Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

A day to be thankful, and a day to give.

One of my best Thanksgivings was in Denver in the early 1980s, when a number of us volunteered to serve Thanksgiving dinner at Daddy Bruce's BBQ restaurant. Daddy Bruce provided free meals to all comers, and come they did.

Many from the neighborhood, many homeless from under the bridges along Cherry Creek and the shelters, and anyone else who showed up. Usually a few who were not in need showed up, and many of them offered money to support the free meals to all, but it was never accepted.

Daddy Bruce served thousands over the years, and a Thanksgiving Day does not pass that I don't remember his generosity.

So, between a meal on your table that will feed many more than those who sit there and the noise all day on the TV, pause for a few moments and give thanks for the real gifts in your life.

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