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Thanksgiving 2018

By Dr. Burt Smith November 21st, 2018

This is one of my favorite times of the year and this post is always one of my favorite to write as you might recall if you’ve been a reader here through the decade-plus I’ve been doing this. It’s always my great pleasure to just say “Thank you” for your support and for your welcoming me onto your device now and then with my BLOG thoughts.

This Thanksgiving is a totally different than any other I’ve celebrated in my life.

That’s because this is my first Thanksgiving as an orphan.

What I mean is, my father passed away 30 years ago, and this last September, after a long battle with dementia, my dear mother left this earth for a much better place.

I have to be honest, that’s been a lot greater punch to the gut than I had imagined it would be.

On the other hand, our whole family has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to how my mother touched our lives and in the legacy she leaves behind that is what I find myself reflecting on this holiday season. And don’t be surprised if you find me working to pass along some of her wisdom here in the coming months.

The Bible says to be thankful in all circumstances. My mom always did that, and I hope to follow her example.

So this year, when I say thank you for your support, I hope you know it comes with extra special meaning.

So, sincerely, thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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