Thanksgiving week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. I have beautiful memories of Thanksgiving when I was a child, and I love to be in the kitchen simply cooking and remembering the laughter and the good food brought forth by my mother and her best friend. Some years Tyler and I can spend Thanksgiving with friends who live several states away. In those years, my friend and I cook and laugh together. That is a time I truly treasure.
May you spend Thanksgiving in a way that allows you to pray and give thanks for the blessings of this life. In The Rule of Benedict, Joan Chittister writes, "There is nothing more important in our own list of important things to do in life than to stop at regular times, in regular ways to remember what life is really about, where it came from, why we have it, what we are to do with it, and for whom we are to live it."
Blessings on it all. May we all have a slow Thanksgiving, one that we can deeply savor and enjoy.