Hey Y’all – Happy Thanksgiving!

These turkeys are thankful!

20160906_143334This rafter of turkeys crossed my path a few weeks ago, and I got all but one in the shot (There are 12).

They’re lucky birds because they’re safe from hunters in Owen Hollow, AND they enjoyed a bountiful harvest from neighbor Randy’s Milo field.

This picture was about a month ago . . . We haven’t seen them in a few weeks as they must have known about our traditional Thanksgiving fare and gone under cover.

Thanksgiving was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

“”giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest” . . . We worked HARD this year, didn’t we?

Notwithstanding our respective satisfaction of the results, we ALL have much to celebrate.

From a primal outlook, the sheer nature of the fact that we’re alive and kicking gives reason to celebrate – could be worse.

Whether it be a financial/material harvest . . . Knowledge . . . personal and/or professional advancement, we have persevered ans survived swimmingly.

We battled illness.

We endured an egregiously toxic Presidential Election.

We lived through 2016 with much uncertainty.

There were emotional highs and lows as we celebrated miraculous victories and devastating losses.

We learned a LOT in 2016 about ourselves and our relationships with others.

So . . . Today, we celebrate all of that and each other.

Tomorrow, we start the 6 week sprint to the finish of 2016.

Some folks approach the end of the year with the mindset of “GOOD RIDDANCE 2016” and a desire to “turn the page” to a new, happier, more productive, healthier way of living in the coming year 2017 . . . while others want “more of the same – only BETTER!

I believe all people want better for themselves and others, and I think this day of Thanksgiving sets the quintessential stage for inviting all of us to assess how we did in 2016 and use the final 6 weeks to design a new and improved version of ourselves, so we can LAUNCH into and through 2017 and have lots for which to be thankful next Thanksgiving.

I wish you a fabulous day with family and friends

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

traditional gaelic blessing

Published by Barry Owen

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