Today is the day we should give thanks for what we have (the good things like family and friends) and for what we don't have (the bad things like illness and debt). It should also be a day when we share what we have with the less fortunate. But it seems that all I hear on the TV is about Black Friday. Now I think that is really an appropriate name. People's greed turns every day, especially holidays, into a money making opportunity. I am old enough to remember the way it used to be celebrated. It was always a huge family gathering, usually at Grandma and Grandpa's place. It wasn't just about the food but the joy of spending time with family.
Since we moved away from our home state and our two boys grew up and one was killed in a highway accident, we don't celebrate the holidays anymore, at least not like the old days. I surely loved the old days and am old enough to remember the days of the steam locomotives blowing smoke and coughing their way up a grade. I have many fond memories of the old days but am also very blessed in the present, therefore I have plenty to be thankful for, both the past and the present. If we all look hard enough we can find things to complain about or be thankful for. Let us, at least for this day, be thankful for all that we do have and forget about the things we don't have. You all have a great Thanksgiving no matter how you spend it, you year?