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The Bounties of Thanksgiving

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Message from the Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee

logo286Having moved here from Texas a little over a year ago, I am enjoying this season in the Pacific Northwest. The cool weather, the changing of the foliage colors and the falling leaves help to create an atmosphere of appreciation for all things autumn. I am one of those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of the season. My mind whizzes with plans and preparations for Thanksgiving. What size turkey do I need? Yum….turkey….but more about that later. How many pies do we bake? Who’s bringing what? The list goes on and on.

14 turkeyWhen we put aside all of the stress and chaos of planning the perfect celebration, we afford ourselves the opportunity to experience the true meaning of Thanksgiving. What are we thankful for? For most, it is time with family or cherished memories thereof. For some, it is for the bounty that has been bestowed throughout the past year. For kids, small and large alike, we wait all year for one perfect golden brown turkey which we then devour in mere minutes. Not all turkey is roasted. We choose to lovingly slow smoke ours over flavorful woods for hours on end. All while anticipating that first buttery bite! Some Texas traditions must continue!

This Thanksgiving season, let us take pause and truly reflect upon the grandeur of the abundance of blessings in our lives. For one moment, let us step outside take a breath of crisp autumn air and just say “Thank You!”

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