One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving with my sister’s huge family (Bri and I always go, this year including Bri’s friend / one of my adopted children C / Sea) is the time just before eating when we stand in a big circle, holding hands, and each take all the time we need to say what we’re grateful for.
When it came to my turn, I, more lightly than I ever have, gave thanks that we were not having eel – which several stories this week, in the NYTimes and elsewhere, reported was probably big on the menu at that first Thanksgiving Day (and no turkey at all, most likely).
But probably a third of the people there – so maybe 7 or 8 – talked about being grateful for what we have right now, we don’t know what a year will bring, there is always change, we are blessed now.? Nothing remotely like that has happened before.
Might just be happenstance, might be the cease fire in Israel (though no one is Jewish), the spring-like weather, might just be my ear hearing it.? My feeling though, particularly given my belief system, is that this is prophecy, and that the family / family gathering will change substantially before the next Turkey / Tofurkey Day.