On this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend family is such a blessing to have. Many people are without. Some don’t have people to spend the day with and seek others for even the smallest conversation over coffee and a donuts that they are willing to buy a complete stranger. My husband ventured out Thanksgiving morning to pick me up a Saturday Black Friday sales paper like he does every year. This time he was gone extra specially long. I thought for a second to call to see if he was having a hard time finding the paper, but became wrapped up in other things and never made the call. When he finally arrived back home he had the strangest look on his face and began to tell me about his conversation with a complete stranger. The man invited him for coffee and a donut that he would of gladly paid for it if my husband would of just talked to him for a few minutes. No coffee or donut required hubby was glad to lend an ear. He began to ask what brought him out on this cold morning and my husband replied that he was picking up the paper for his wife. He then told him that the sales and merchandise won’t mean a thing if you don’t have eachother along with good health and love. He then proceeded to talk about how he had 3 vacation homes, a boat, luxury vehicles, vacation spots he visited with the love of his life; his wife and yet today was among one of the most unhappiest days he had all year. Why would a man with all of this be so unhappy? He lost his wife just six months ago. All the clothes, vacations, houses and cars he’d give it all up for just a moment or another months with her. He woke one morning to find her gone. I can’t tell you the sorrow that overcame me. So many things we take for granted and yet the one thing that is most important in our lives is having family and eachother.
Be Thankful for eachother and never think for one minute that material things are important because the truth is when all is said and done the only thing you’ll have left is the memories of eachother, conversations, places you visited together, things you did and funny stories you remember. During this holiday season when loved one’s have gone and left another alone be sure to call, drop on by and share in conversation over donuts and coffee. No one should ever have to feel this lonely.