Today you may spend hours with people you rarely see.  New friends, random relatives, our family tree contains many unique birds, and Thanksgiving day brings many of us together.


May I offer you a suggestion?  If there’s an ‘empty chair’ of a friend or family member whose exited this planet, do remember them, and speak of them.  Your saying their name, showing you remember, may bring tears to a few eyes.  But they will be tears of comfort.  No, you did not remind them of someone.  That person is on their mind.  And they want him or her to be remembered.  Tell a funny story, or their pet phrase, their favorite dish, or what you miss, or will always remember.


Remembering will make your Thanksgiving more real and more rich.