This Thanksgiving will be different from ones in the past. This Thanksgiving might be the first one that includes the complete absence of friends, family… loved ones.
There will be smaller gatherings and many empty seats.
There will be empty homes. And empty hearts.
The turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and the rest may taste less rich and be less fulfilling because they cannot replace the void that will be continually present on this day.
There will be an absence of voices and of laughter.
It will be a Thanksgiving with seemingly little to give thanks for – a Thanksgiving of emptiness.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Not entirely.Continue reading “Setting A Place At The Table”