I gathered around the table with my family this Thanksgiving, and stepped out of myself.I do this from time-to-time. It clears the head and gives perspective. How I love family!Everyone talking at once, babies crying, cats growling, great food, laughter, and joy. I drive home wrapped in a cocoon of warmth and security, thankful for blood family.However, I am just as grateful for my “other” families.
There are times when I wax philosophical and think deep, especially after a couple shots of Captain Morgan.I ponder the mysteries of the Universe—our purpose,reincarnation, extraterrestrials, who’s idea was money,why do we have to work five days a week and only have two days off instead of the other way around—you get the idea.The more “The Captain” and I talk, the more I think God got it wrong.Then, it hits me.God didn’t get it wrong.People did.Darn that “free-will” stuff!
But all is not lost.One of the most important things People did get right is friendship.
What a terrible existence this would be without friends!
I am blessed with many friendship families: co-workers, witchy, four-legged, and writer to name a few.So, this year I’m dedicating Thankgiving to my friends. A Girl Scout song, learned many, many years in the past, sums it up:“Make new friends, but keep the old.One is silver and the other gold."