I hope you have had a wonderful day, and enjoyed this special day that celebrates giving thanks. Saying “Happy Thanksgiving!” is redundant, because you can’t give thanks without being happy. I also hope that whatever you feasted upon, that you enjoyed every bite, so as a quick reminder of what’s really important, I’ll share with you this little ditty I wrote a few years back:
The Pleasures of Eating
become a sinful passion –
And our senses take a beating
From being slaves to fashion?
The richness of a frosted cake
The salty crunch of chips
Are given up, and in their wake
Leave rock-hard abs, and bony hips.
Which in and of themselves are good
Being slim is no disgrace
But surely tasting, savoring food
Still has its rightful place!
Sweet aromas in the air
Fresh bread with honey dripping
A newly ripened peach or pear
And dry white wine for sipping.
Can we without a sense of guilt
Enjoy in moderation
The pleasures of our stomachs filled
And voice appreciation
For meals by loving hands prepared
And laughter ’round the table shared?
Here’s to the wonderful sense of taste
I will not have it go to waste
Or foolishly give up its pleasure
For the sake of a smaller waist to measure!