I think of all of our holidays Thanksgiving is the nicest, for it has it all. There is a bit of patriotism, along with family, friends, sharing, and pie. Thanksgiving, for the most part, is a quiet day that has not been ruined by months of advertising nonsense, or garish decorations – I have yet to see a 10 foot blow-up turkey in anyone’s yard singing, Joy to the World. That may be because turkeys don’t share my point of view about the holiday.
Because of its quiet nature the holiday gets overshadowed by Christmas, and that is OK with me, for in times like these we need some quiet. We need time to be thankful about our country, our family, our blessings, seconds on pie, and that there are no singing turkeys. Have a quiet thanksgiving.