Love is the Common Thread

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.

Unexpected Delights

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.










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12 Responses to Love is the Common Thread

  1. Emily says:

    Very nice post I enjoyed the pictures and the messages behind them.
    Beautiful 🙂

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  2. JoAnna says:

    It’s good to appreciate the simple abundance of those things that can’t be bought in a store. Love that blue sky.

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  3. Loved the post and the photos! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  4. Annika Perry says:

    What a calm and lovely Thanksgiving and I enjoyed seeing all your photos. I agree, love is at the core of life, that which cements us to ourselves and each other. Traditions was something I did not appreciate so much as young but now embrace fully as a mother and wife and enjoying sharing with family and friends. Beautiful post.

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    • Thank you for commenting. We had a relaxing Thanksgiving and wonderful meal which was prepared for us. With such little time to enjoy each other, why slave in the kitchen for hours? Now we can have long walks and conversations with one another. And maybe a Scrabble game as well. Enjoy your weekend.


  5. Arno Bode,cologne,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,die Herzenswärme mit der Du familiere Momente darstellen kannst,erfreuen nicht nur sondern dein inniges verhältnis zur Familie mußten auch all deine Leser beflügeln.Genieße selbst jede glückliche Stunde und sei für deine liebenswerte Familie immer der mittelpunkt des Lebens.Alles Liebe und Gute für Dich und Deine Familie. Dein Arno


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