thanksgiving - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Thanksgiving can be the most beautiful time, when we use it to rev up our empathy for one another, to recall what living is truly about. We can learn to thank our creator for the beautiful planet we call Earth, for the loving bonds we share with family and for the ability to pursue our own passions in a way that benefits others. We can thank our creator for the chances given to make living better for all of humanity and for all of creation too. We can thank our creator for the guidance given to love one another, for the messages that come out in our stories, our songs, our artistic expressions of all forms. We can give thanks for the sunshine and rain so naturally given and the technological breakthroughs of mankind all the same. For when we are inspired to act through love, things go right... love is a sort of magic... and I'm thankful for the magic in my soul.
When I see those thanksgiving adverts I just want to spit. Perfect families, perfect turkeys, Martha Stewart lives on steroids. It's all about the napkins, the appetizers and the right choice of wine. This thanksgiving I'll be living it up with the beans I got from my food stamps. I guess I can't feel any worse than an orphan on mother's day, but it still sucks.
It's not about the turkey for me, or the stuffing, or even the roast potatoes. Don't get me wrong, I love all that stuff and thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without it. But a holiday that's all about getting the family together, being thankful for all that we have; each other, our home and the food we eat. Being able to sit around the table, all of us together and thank God, that's just magic to me. It's a holiday when we just kick back and celebrate how wonderful our ordinary lives are.