Well, another Thanksgiving has passed. I hope it was a good one for everyone. Thanks and Giving. Both wonderful concepts on their own. We as grievers are always thankful that we have made it through another one. And if it's your first...well big hugs.Finding things to be thankful for can be difficult when there is an empty chair at the table. It stings and bites. We are fearful of it all as we approach it. But we all have so much to give, even though we grieve. We don't have to understand our new holidays in any shape or form. We don't have to like it, and we can be down right pissed off about having to bring the cranberry salad or pull on a pair of pantyhose and make small talk when all we want is our pajamas and a good Lifetime movie. Sometimes our 'giving is just being there'. We are giving our presence to our families so they know they haven't lost us too. I hope you got a chance to hug the babies and the grandparents or just sit in a chair and receive the hugs from others. If your holiday was spend amongst a big huge family or with just a few, or even if you chose to spend it alone, know that you are important and loved...I know this for a fact because you are in my sisterhood... and we all are thankful that you give of yourself here. I don't mean to sound like Pollyanna here, but the lonliness you may feel is shared and if we all just "give" a cyber hug or think a kind thought for a sister..it means the world.. Love my sistahs!!!!