My very favorite holiday is now behind us. Love the food. (I even buy a range free turkey even though I am meatless. Sometimes connections are more important than convictions). I cook this meal with love despite the fact that I seldom cook anymore. My home exuded the aroma of cinnamon and sage, yams and pumpkin, potatoes and gravy....hearty bounty.
The family gathers and we just enjoy each other. No gifts, no pressure, it isn't about anyone!
It is a chance, a reminder, to take a look at life and say thank you. A small thing to do and while there isn't a monetary value, gratitude is priceless. Something wonderful bounces from the giver to the heart of the recipient and back again. Isn't that what it is all about?