A Small Giving of Thanks

 “Thanks to all of our favorite turkeys.”
— PapaTurkey”

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Today, I want to sweep aside all of the news of the day and offer my Thanks for what we have — the most important of which is ‘each other.’

To start with, I want to take a moment to appreciate the privilege of sitting at a Thanksgiving table as part of three generations of family who live in the world today. As with most American families, those of us who sit at today’s table are the products of a legacy that endures after many generations who have gone before us, and converge in those of us who are here, right now. We don’t often get to sit at such a table with all of the members of those generations at once, but we can certainly be together in spirit.

I congratulate all of you who are assembling with your own collection of people who are important to you — friends and relatives alike. May you enjoy the privilege of being together, wherever you gather, with your favorite food and drink.

I also want to thank the many of you who read ConVivio and offer your thoughts and ideas about the topics you find there. You have been very kind to spend time reading my words and responding one way or another. I appreciate it!

Enjoy it all, for, when we gather with those good people, we have much to appreciate.

With much affection,
Dan & Gretta

2 Responses “A Small Giving of Thanks”

  1. Jeannette says:

    Sometime in the wee hours of the morning, I will be pulling out of Livermore after a three day visit and heading back to Southern California to spend Thanksgiving with my family of origin. All six of the sisters and my mom will be there along with an assortment of nieces nephews and cousins. This is the best of both worlds. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your amazing and wonderful family. Love, Jeannette

  2. Dorty Nowak says:

    Dear Dan
    As I count my blessings today, your friendship, kindness and constancy are high among them.
    I look forward to reading more of your work, including ConVivio, and to Gretta’s pictures!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Gretta, and all your family!