Thanksgiving is a time for family to come together. We pause from our everyday lives to experience the serenity nature offers near the lake. With no particular agenda, we stroll along the lake and rest on benches, calming ourselves and watching events unfold. As I reflect on past Thanksgiving occasions when our family gathered , I note the one constant: love.
Warm, mild weather for the end of November allows a lake walk.
A white daisy peeks out of the green grass. Bicycles pass by. Playful squirrels and birds forage for food near swaying shoreline grasses as crystal clear lake water dances with waves in robust breezes.
A group of people form a circle near the lake shore.
Who might they be and why they are gathered there? A small child
and his mother on the park playground brought a smile to my lips. The child took obvious pleasure in the tall, winding slide.
The rituals and traditions passed on from generation to generation have the common thread called love. It warms the heart so that we
have summer inside while it is autumn outside. Nature delights us.
It is good to have family together again for the holiday.