My Thanksgiving preparations are now complete. I've been working on everything the past few days so that tomorrow can pass by smoothly and with no stress. My biggest help with all the preparations is my trusty notebook. Years ago I realized that it just didn't make much sense to reinvent my grocery list, menu, and gather up the necessary recipes each and every year. So I saved everything on the computer, printed out a hard copy and placed it all in a holiday notebook. I even included a list of goals for each day for the week prior so that I wasn't overwhelmed on one single day. I got that idea from my mom years ago when I was preparing my first Thanksgiving dinner, and didn't have a clue how to make it all work out. She sent me a letter (of which I still have) detailing how she broke it all down so it didn't seem like such an impossible task. Preparing this feast isn't impossible anymore; and all of the hard work always seems worthwhile when we sit down around the table together as a family and give thanks, enjoying a feast that the Lord has so graciously provided.
I hope all of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day filled with memory making moments with family, good food, lots of laughter, and most of all, an abundance of things to be thankful for.