When you think of Thanksgiving, what images come to mind? Turkey? Apple pie? Pumpkin Pie? Watching football? Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade? My husband remembers fond Thanksgivings playing football with cousins. I love Thanksgiving. It’s a time to be with those you love, eating fabulous food and sharing memories. In my family, my mother always made the holidays a time special. I still cook and prepare a lot of the same foods I grew up with on Thanksgiving passing these traditions down to my children. Thanksgiving 2020 will be different for some.
2020 is a year we will certainly not forget. Across the globe, we have learned to live, work, and socialize during a pandemic that just isn’t letting up. Whatever version of Thanksgiving celebrations you choose this year—outdoor, virtual, or small— take a moment for yourself and consider all you have to be grateful for. No matter if you celebrate or not, be thankful for what we do have and not dwell upon what we don’t.
I’m thankful for:
- Holiday traditions.
- My children who bring me unlimited amount of pride and joy.
- I am thankful for my husband who works hard so I can pursue my photography business and dreams.
- My grandchildren who are constant reminders to live life to the fullest and laugh often.
- I’m thankful for my health, my home, and I that I have all that I need.
- Also for the gift of travel which allowed me to find myself. One of my favorite travel quotes is “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty.
- I am so thankful I am no longer in am unfulfilling job.
- And I’m thankful for all of YOU. I appreciate your support, love and encouragement. I’m humbled that you read my posts and comment and email me.
So whether you celebrate Thanksgivings in your traditional way or a modified 2020 way, just be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving.
Debbi Marquette Photography is located in Upstate New York at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Debbi is an award winning and published travel, landscape and bald eagle photographer specializing in artistic, authentic, and memorable landscape and wildlife photography. She travels frequently, lives near the mountains and constantly has a camera in her hand to capture photographs so others can see the beauty of our world.
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