I am excited for Thanksgiving this week. It has always been one of my favorite holidays. It is a time to pause and reflect on the food that is in your life and the One who gave it to you.

Long ago, we would spend every Thanksgiving with my grandma. She loved in a small town in Oklahoma, but it didn’t stop everyone from coming together. There was food and more food and more food. And some family to visit with too I suppose. My grandma made chocolate sheet cake that was out of this world.

I remember more than once being at her house for Thanksgiving and not feeling like I was going to be able to walk after dinner. The meals were home cooking and tasted wonderful. They weren’t the best for your health or waistline, but we were all happy and enjoyed.

My family and I have chosen a different path as the years have gone by when it comes to Thanksgiving food. No offense to southern home cooking, but we don’t really do Turkey for dinner anymore. After a lot of years we figured out we don’t like it that much.

What do we do instead? We pick a meal that we can cook together and enjoy. Something a little out of the ordinary. Last year we had lamb. It was delicious. This year it will be Cornish hens. It will be delicious because we will all be doing it together enjoying.

The food may have changed, but the focus has not. There is so much to enjoy and be thankful for. God has blessed us with so much. We choose to take Thanksgiving day and enjoy it together.

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