.....a season of Gratitude... as we open our hearts and feel the blessings that are so abundant in our lives. Our Fall season is turning colder, as the leaves have almost completely fallen off of the trees and we prepare for the holiday season that will soon be upon us. This is the month we practice our American citizen rights by voting in our local elections, we "Fall Back" on the 7th of November with a return to standard time, we honor our veterans on the 11th, (honoring all branches of the Military on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year).....Hanukkah begins at Sunset on the 28th, but our big family get together is celebrated annually on the 4th Thursday of November, with a Thanksgiving feast. Whether it's just your immediate family, or you open up your doors to many friends, it's a time of giving thanks for the "harvest" and our blessings. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people.
Take the time to reach out to those in need, family and friends that are home-bound for one reason or another, and contribute in some small way to the benefit of others during this season of Thanksgiving.