giving thanks

it is not a little thing to be with the ones you love

Here we are as in olden days

Happy golden days of yore

faithful friends who are dear to us

gather near to us once more

through the years we all will be together

if the fates allow....

At the edges of our celebrations are the memories 

of those who are no longer with us.

I can see them in the way a young girl's eyes twinkle

or the expression on your cousin's face 

that looks just like a grandfather...

or a special taste to the gravy

or apricot squares

mince pie with hard sauce

watching Christmas Vacation late night

when almost everyone has gone home

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas is my favorite Christmas song

because it acknowledges the heartbreak and sadness that we share sometimes

it remembers that we may not always be together

but that the most important thing

is that we have one another now

I am listening to old carols now as I prepare

the vegetables for our dinner later this afternoon

I am anticipating being with family and friends

Happy Thanksgiving to you all


  1. A beautiful texturized still life and the poem is beautiful Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Breaking out the carols today! (Happy dance!)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, hope you had a wonderful evening together.

  4. I enjoy the simplicity of your blog posts ... they bring a feeling of peace and rest when I visit.

    Enjoyed learning about your favourite Christmas song and why. I've been humming bits and pieces of carols and songs around here too. Learning a piano version of Chestnuts Roasting right now, which is a delight to play ... love all the great chords in it.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend...

  5. A wonderful post. Hope you enjoyed the holiday.

  6. So true. Christmas memories of days gone by are so special.

  7. I hope your Thanksgiving was full of family and smiles.

  8. The old fashioned Christmas songs are still the very best! Love that song as well and love being with family! Wishing you a joyous holiday! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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