The influence of these seasons of sacred remembrances, high aspirations, and tender rejoicings would not only be salutary on the character of our own citizens, but the world would be made better . . . . If the germ of good feeling be ever so deeply buried under ‘the cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life,’ it may be brought out by sympathy and vivified by culture and effort.
~ Sarah Josepha Hale – a mother among mothers whose seventeen year campaign is credited with creating a nationally celebrated Thanksgiving.
The Thanksgiving post that’s been rattling around in my head will have to wait. The girls have come down with the Swine Flu. Luau’s hanging tough. He says it’s all that running. I say whatever it is, I’m grateful that someone in the house is healthy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
We won’t be heading anywhere for the holiday. Instead, we’ll be hunkered down – quietly thankful – together.
Perhaps the best place to be after all.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.