As a kid I would get all dressed up, my mother would brush my hair and lick her thumb to rub off the lipstick, because she always loved to kiss us after we got ready and were all clean. I swore it was torture but humorous now that I am older.
We would head over to my great grandmother's house to celebrate it with my grandfather's side of the family. This was always a big event, cousins, aunts, uncles, and craziness. Grandma Tecla would put a moo-moo on me and say this would protect me from sauce getting on my good clothes. After there we would go to my grandma's house and do dessert with her. Even though my grandparents were divorced, we still made time to see both of them and got to feel the love from both of them.
These are now things of my past. I do not get to have big family dinners as much because they keep passing away, fighting with each other, or just are doing their own thing.
This year I will get to celebrate Thanksgiving with my older sister and I am excited because she is going to make a big dinner, have people over and it will feel good to celebrate it with people, instead of by myself. I am thankful for that.
If you have nothing to be thankful for, be thankful of the memories you had with your family or friends. One day these loved ones will be gone and you will have to resort to these memories. I am thankful I was able to experience dinners with my great grandma, my aunts and uncles who passed away, my grandpa and my mother. As they rest in peace, they will always be in my heart and I know every Thanksgiving from now on, even if I am physically eating alone, I will always have their company in my heart.
Now who wants to carve the turkey?