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Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.

Giving Thanks

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on November 23rd, 2011

At my house, we have already celebrated Thanksgiving.  Rather than trying to make everyone’s schedule conform to the specified date, we decided to observe the holiday this past Saturday.  Moving the date gave us a holiday that was less stressful: no fighting crowds at the airport, no lines at the grocery store.  It was simply a day to be with friends and family enjoying good food and wonderful company.

With our official Thanksgiving already complete, I won’t be spending today finalizing the menu, picking up a 20-pound turkey, or preparing the house for company.  Instead, today I can truly reflect on what I have to be thankful for.  I am humbled by the quantity of things for which I am grateful.  Friends, family, health, work, home, these are just a few items on my list.

In the rush of the holidays, I know how easy it is to become consumed by the desire to make everything perfect.  I know I did my share of that last Friday night and Saturday.  However, as I sit at my desk today and consider tomorrow, there is such a sense of peace in being able to pause and appreciate all I have.

As you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you also can take the time to reflect.


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