My online fasting support group is mostly Canadians and they don’t get the Thanksgiving thing. It is uniquely American. I have always felt it brings the country closer together, at least for one day; before we all go out shopping.

As a child Thanksgiving meant food, glorious food!

For many years I thought Thanksgiving = the food.

Now I think of Thanksgiving as all the other things outside of food preparation.

For me that is family and friends and reminding myself how grateful I am to be on the planet.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration this week. I am very thankful for my work family and my nursing career. Both have brought so much into my life!

Enjoy the celebration by eating to satisfied. Have a plan for the day and commit to it. Eat what you really like and don’t eat the things that are just there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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