I used to rush through Thanksgiving season and try and fast forward to Christmas. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to pause and be thankful for the things in my life. I give thanks so many times a day now. In between feeling frustrated, discouraged and the other array of feelings that accompany everyday life, I find hope and strength in the things I am grateful for. Thanksgiving is now a time I purposely slow down. I love that my family all helps with preparing the food. I love that we bake together and break bread and spend time together at the table just being together. No presents, no rushing…just a moment of sitting quietly together in the passing of time. Every year I appreciate and love this time even more. How do you feel about Thanksgiving?