Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day There is something about raising children that broadens and sharpens my focus on celebration and tradition. It may be their exuberance. It may be their curiosity. Whatever it is, I can safely say my understanding and appreciation of Thanksgiving has grown. For most of
From the superficial to the depth, there are more layers of thanks than meet the eye. Acknowledgement I teach my children to say, “thank you.” The understanding is, you give me something, I respond in thanks. At its most basic level, we express our thanks acknowledging the words or actions
A throwback a couple weeks ago to Thanksgiving but still fit the current season. Previously Published in the Hughson Chronicle_Denair Dispatch. All afternoon we newlyweds danced around singing, “the bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word.” When the time came, in a 5×8 foot kitchen we carved our first
Thanksgiving was beautiful, filled with gratitude at being together and being at peace. The Setting After purchased cream-colored roses and orange gerbera daisies from Trader Joe’s, I decided on a cheerful fall theme for the table, adding red berries from the neighbor’s yard, pin branches and juniper for small
Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch Looking back at Halloween and looking forward to adventures in holiday gatherings, I thought it worth the time to review those basic coping skills we can easily lose track of when things have either been too hard or too easy. When things are
Thanksgiving and other holidays like it can be stressful. Check out my suggestions on how to manage it, recently published at Mind & Spirit.
This year, as way to have an intimate family gathering, we decided to do an Un-Thanskgiving Menu on Wednesday evening, taking a twist on the traditionals. Thursday we would be spend with relatives. This could be our chance to be fancy, gourmet, and thankful, because, well, neither of our families