I love this holiday, as it is one with a lot of meaning and love. It is not commercial, except for the poor turkeys.... Maybe next year we'll make it vegetarian for their sake.
All kidding aside, it is a good time to reflect on family, friends, relationships and to be thankful for a ll of the little things we have. It is a time to give to those in need, and help others. I love the time we take to be with our loved ones, and if we cannot be near, at least everyone takes time to call.
I was lucky this year - all of my children were home to CT from the west coast because of a very special occasion - my mother-in-law's 96th birthday! Thanksgiving itself is taking a backseat for attendance, but we will all be on the phones tomorrow.