Family. Friends. Food. Football. Festive tables, bursting with juicy turkey, cranberry sauce (with small chunks of fruit inside?), stuffing, special Holiday gravy, candied yams, sparkling candles, happy conversation with loved ones, plenty of warm embraces and plenty of laughter.
By the time we reach September - every year - we could all use a day off. But this year, after 18 months of COVID, it comes at the perfect time! Soon we'll see the seasons change, and the return of cooler weather and autumn breezes.
Perfect timing! We're about to enjoy the one holiday that can bring every American together. The Fourth of July reminds us that we are all sons and daughters of America.
Wow. Our whole world can change from Valentine's Day to Valentine's Day, can't it? Very few of us realized, last Valentine's day, what was in store for the coming year. Which makes it even more important to appreciate the ones we love this year.
In this joyous season amidst a not-so-joyous year - and all the emotions all of us may be feeling right now - I find myself humming several of my favorite Christmas songs throughout the day.