Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving. My Thanksgiving was great! I spent a couple days preparing. By the time dinner hit the table, I had made enough food for an army. For some reason I seem to cook for twice the number of guests I’m expecting. Perhaps this is a genetic transference as my Mom said my Grandmother used to do this routinely.
My daughter purchased a 23-pound turkey! She took me literally when I told her to buy a good sized one! This turkey was so big, the largest I’ve ever cooked. We had quite a challenge getting it in the pan. Defrosting took 5 days with my refrigerator looking like a cold turkey oven. No doubt the Pilgrims didn’t have many turkeys larger than this bird.
My holiday was lovely and full of many blessings. My friend’s parents came into town from England. They were a blast. I learned how to make authentic English Yorkshire pudding. What a masterpiece! Her mom even brought her own flour from England. The chance to meet them and bond reminded me just how small the world can be sometimes.
My children also came for dinner. It was nice to have them under one roof again and made me realize just how fast they have grown up. I love sharing these times with them. I wait for the day when I will just have to drive to their houses and the food will already be made. HA! HA!
Like many of you, after Thanksgiving and football my brain went back to planning for year-end at work. Like always I felt so happy and blessed for the years I have been in this field and all the amazing people I have met and helped. To me it is the little things in life that mean the most. It is the time of year I open my “Love Letter” files and recount my blessings. In these files I keep all the letters, notes, cards, postcards and other touching communications clients have sent me over the years thanking me for what I have done for them. These are very fat files!
I hope your Thanksgiving was full of fun and happiness. Spending time with family and friends, remembering the little things in life while being thankful for them, is so important. Building on these memories so you can continue creating more memories, thus leaving a legacy for your family, is an amazing Financial Strategy For Life!