Friendsgiving – don’t you just love that word?
Next week is Thanksgiving and for years my family celebrated this holiday with kids and grandkids and parents and everyone within our circle of relatives. But as I grew older, I wasn’t always able to travel home and be with my family. It was a lonely time and I did not look forward to spending the holiday alone. And that’s where my friends came in.
At a time that could have been very empty for me, my friends would welcome me into their dorm room or apartment or house and invite me to join them in an evening of eating and drinking and laughing. Some of my fondest Thanksgiving memories are with Mike and Christine and Destany and so many others.
So that’s why I love the word Friendsgiving. It’s a time to be thankful to the many friends that have entered my life. Some have stayed while others merely passed through, and all are a huge part of who I am today. Because of them, I hope I welcome others into my life and make them feel welcomed, whether it’s a holiday or not.
So to everyone who is reading this post and to all the lives that you touch, I wish you a sincere Thanksgiving, a heartfelt Friendsgiving and a life filled with all the happiness your heart can hold.