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Lifetime Momentum #9

Friday, November 27, 2009

I have been thinking a lot this week about Thanksgiving and what it means to me. I really view this as a time to be a little intraspective about life and consider the things that we do have to be thankful for. I sat down this evening to watch my Cleveland Caviliers take a beating from the that team down in North Carolina (still too painful to say their names). But what I found interesting is that during the broadcast they had one of their usual insta-polls and this one was on Thanksgiving. The question was "What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?" I don't remember all the options at this point, but the two top responses were the ones that stuck with me. In second place with 40 something percent of the vote was Spending Time with Family. The sad part to me was that the number one response was "ALL THE FOOD." It got me thinking about how unbalanced our culture is and how much a part of that my life has been. I think a year ago I would have answered the same way. I may not have said it out loud, but it would have been the cry of my heart (Pass the stuffing!!!). What I'm finding this year is that I have a new reason to be thankful. It's not necessarily for what I have achieved so far, but what awaits me on this healthy journey. This year let the cry be "Please pass the carrots!"
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  • SIMPLE_TAILOR
    The family is a big part of the food as well. How many of the things that are served are only made a couple times a year (Grandma's stuffing, Mom's Pumpkin Roll, My wife's turkey . . . ). Yea, it's making an excuse, but still family and those ties are still important through the food.
    3124 days ago
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