I can't believe it's the middle of November already. Stores are full of Christmas music, decorations, foods, clothing, etc. It makes me sad to think our society seems to overlook Thanksgiving and jump from Halloween to Christmas. Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday of mine. Yes, it's partly because of the food. My family all loves to eat and I'm no exception. But mostly, it's because of the togetherness. No matter how many or how few of us get together, we always have this feeling of closeness, we always have a good time. Thanksgiving is no exception. It's also a time of reflection: on what we have, what we've lost but possibly gained in the process, how full our lives are, how lucky we are to have each other, and of course the many, many, many blessings we have in our lives. This year will be much the same: same menu, same people, same fun-loving laughing group...Yet each time together is different in it's own way...I am so very very thankful for each and every family member...and so glad to have them in my life.