Thanksgiving Day... I once heard a comedian say, "I don't eat 'til I'm full... I eat 'til I hate myself." Welp... that might be our Thanksgiving Day theme. It is just so difficult to judge when you're full... when everything still tastes amazing! The main cook in our house is TJ. Jess and I do not excel in that area. I still have to read the back of the macaroni box for directions.. if that gives you an idea of my skill level. Even Cadence, at four years old, is aware that Dad does the cooking. She had an assignment in preschool that at the top asked the question, "How does your mom cook a turkey?" Cadence's teacher (and our good friend, Stephanie/Mrs. Hendrix) just writes everything that the child says. This was Cadence's paper:
My mom puts it in a pan. She cooks it in the oven. ... wait.. Dad actually cooks.
I do love everything about Thanksgiving. I love seeing my family, and retelling the same hilarious stories that never seem to get old (but always seem to get a little more dramatic as we add in hypothetical situations). My brother, Seth, is one of my very favorite people. We could talk for hours about nothing that is even real. We just make up things that could happen and expand on them, and laugh. Seth and I are less than two years apart so we have just always been really close (except when we were little and I thought Seth was gross... you would've thought someone was trying to set my toys on fire when Seth fell asleep on me in the car. Sorry, Seth.. love love love). We just have the same humor, and no one knows you better than your family does. Seth and I both know that if black olives are out we have to get five to put one on each of our fingers... ya know.. to make ourselves aliens. Apparently, that is something we haven't grown out of.
When Thanksgiving comes around, everyone takes the time to think of what they are thankful for. Everyone tends to say they are thankful for their family... for their friends. The thought occurred to me today... what would other people say I was thankful for based on my daily actions? What things or people am I thankful for in a very apparent way? I like to think that my friends and family always know that I would do anything for them in my power, and that I feel truly blessed to have them in my life. I challenge you to ask people in your life to be honest with you, and ask them that question. What does my daily behavior show that I am thankful for?