Thinking about Thanksgiving Day?

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Thinking about Thanksgiving Day raises awareness about gratitude. We know there is a lot to be thankful for year-round; however, when the day is set aside as a National Holiday it extends appreciation to others in special ways that ordinarily might have been taken for granted. Simple things come to mind, such as the sacrifice by the cook in the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving dinner, the courage to forgive and forget disputes and come together as a family, taking down barriers that caused friction, and most of all, showing mutual respect to our veterans, the elderly, the children and everyone in between. Honoring our traditions and commitments to each other increases hope that no one has to be alone. Teaching the youngest members of the family values and how important it is to be grateful for everything you have and knowing that it doesn’t matter how much you have, or how little, sharing is a gift from the heart and a lesson to be learned knowing the more you give, the more you receive.

November marks the season of blessings and gratitude. I hope we never have another pandemic. There are many who survived but many who are very fragile, afraid to travel or gather where there are crowds. Invisible scars, emotional sorrow, and financial loss are painful topics to discuss. People contemplating suicide don’t verbalize outwardly but suffer internally. Telling others what they have to do or take the jab is not the answer. There is no vaccine to take away loneliness, depression, or deep sadness. Self-esteem, a new job, financial security, and hope does not come in the form of a pill, prescription, or alternative medicine or addictions. People need good people. The time for blaming, shaming, and disgracing one another has to end peacefully. May we work on ourselves to have an open heart to make a wider circle of advocates who support one another to cope under extraordinary circumstances.

This is a special time to watch what you say. Wherever you go, whatever you do, choose your words carefully. Not everyone has a HAPPY Thanksgiving. Non-verbal communication speaks volumes. A caring person throws caution to the wind when assuming everyone will be happy and everyone is celebrating a Happy Thanksgiving Day. It really isn’t a time for togetherness for ALL but if you can do something special to console the heartbeats among us with kindness, understanding, and more caring, there surely can be more blessings for those in need ---Patricia Feager  


No matter how tall or wide a tree is, someone planted it, and made it survive.

---Don Santo

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(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
SECI (Southeastern Career Institute)
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KU (University of Kansas)


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SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
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Comments (27)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Exactly! I never believed in waiting for a holiday, anniversary, birthday, or any other occasion to celebrate a National Holiday. The best celebrations are when something is earned and not expected. Because of my own situation, not being able to be with family for the date on the calendars, we roll it all in on those rare and wonderful opportunities when we are together, regardless of how much time or many years has passed by. 

Nov 13, 2021 09:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


For us kindness and appreciation is always on our mind.  And I am happy to report that our nieces and nephews are setting the same example with their kids...We are so appreciative of them too.  A

Nov 13, 2021 10:10 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Love your post. I just hope that Thanksgiving this year will be honored as in the past.  I see too much "Christmas" out there already, marketing that is targeted towards the consumer to buy now. 

Nov 13, 2021 10:45 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Beautifully written as alway Be Kind 

Nov 13, 2021 01:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia this time of year it does seem most people are more aware of how much they have to be thankful for.

By the way I ordered our fresh turkey today.  ☺️

Nov 13, 2021 01:40 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It's funny, I have never really found myself being more thankful on Thanksgiving than I am any other day, haha.  Same with Veterans day or any other like day, I try to be grateful each and every day, not just one day each year.

Nov 14, 2021 04:31 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

This time of year definitely brings forth reflection.  With that reflection hopefully comes some better understanding and wisdom.  Enjoy your Sunday Patricia.  Mark

Nov 14, 2021 04:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Another wonderful post Patricia! This is a time for reflection... As for gratitude, it's a great habit to wake up thinking of things we are grateful for, filling the day with gratitude, and ending it by being grateful for the day...

Enjoy your Sunday!

Nov 14, 2021 04:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are beautiful pictures, with important words, Patricia.  I will take memories of last Thanksgiving to my grave.  Lots has been lost during this pandemic, but some insight has been gained!  I hope you and your family have a blessed holiday!

Nov 14, 2021 01:57 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Nov 14, 2021 01:57 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - As a Californian you always bring sunshine. From sunny Sacramento, to ActiveRain, I consider you to be a ray of hope. Thank you for the FEATURE in the Photos Group. You are always kind and generous with your words and selection process. I appreciate you very much and I wish you a very peaceful and joyful holiday season with loved ones. There's no greater gift on earth to a mother and/or grandmother than to be united with family members. When you're all together, hug tight!

I like what you said "some insight has been gained." That mysterious pandemic sent shock waves around the globe. I hope it won't be long before we can all settle down to a state of calm wherever we live. May travel plans resume and scary times begone. Let us rejoice and be glad. Peace to you Myrl!

Nov 15, 2021 02:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - there between the hidden trees of Montana that practically touch the big sky, there's always a ray of hope, and a lot to be grateful for because you know how to embrace life. There is wisdom in nature and in friendship.

I am grateful for ActiveRain because we connected and understand how important it is to choose the good life over an accumulation of material junk. Today is Monday, I wish you joy in everything you see, do, and experience. Have a wonderful day!

Nov 15, 2021 02:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - Reflections have a way of sharpening our senses and it helps us to put the important things into proper perspective. You are wise, indeed. I enjoyed my Sunday and I wish  you joy everyday! The next time you look up to the mountains or into the woods, see it, hear what has to say, and feel it for me because you can. People like me, can't. 

Nov 15, 2021 02:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - be grateful for family you have here on earth. There is power in their presence. You are a very lucky man. You'll never know how much I wish I could see, hear, feel, and speak with mine. 

Nov 15, 2021 02:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Awe, that's terrific. I remember long ago being able to order a fresh turkey by weight from my local Butcher in Lake Villa, IL. Oh, how I enjoyed keeping that date on my calendar and being called when it was ready for pick-up. It's so much better than going to a grocery store and digging through the frozen meat section to pick up a hunk of frozen bird. Next to family, there's nothing better than the preparations for the Thanksgiving dinner, the smells of turkey in the oven, all the fixings, tastes, and stories around the table are heaven scents and it all makes good sense. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family. May your day be delicious!

Nov 15, 2021 02:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - always and forever, be kind. We must remind ourselves to put our mind to good use and be grateful, even when things get hard. The blessings here on ActiveRain are the friends we acquire over the years. If we are lucky enough to speak to one or several, it's like magic. And if perchance you meet, it's as if  you struck gold. Although, the probability of meeting between you and I are very slim, I am grateful we did have conversations and that you and I will never forget one another. Your kindness will never be forgotten. 

Nov 15, 2021 02:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - Honor the holiday and keep the traditions. It is our American story. Let no human put asunder what Americans love to do best, especially when it comes to family, friends, and holidays. It is so  nice to hear from you!!!

Nov 15, 2021 02:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I'm glad you shared your report on your nieces and nephews. They sound wonderful! Everytime you're with them or hear from them it must bring you so much joy! I can only imagine the great conversations you have with each other. 

Aunts and Uncles can have a profound affect on their nieces and nephews and their children too! What a special gift you have to be connected and the fact that you can stay on top of family news and whatever else needs to be told is something many other families don't have. I wish you all happiness and joy to the children!   

Nov 15, 2021 03:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What a lovely post, Patricia! Kindness is SO much easier than any other emotion - so I go with easy - always! 

To your point, this is not an especially 'happy' time for some people so, taking care to observe other's behavior is so very important during the holidays. 

Hope you're well! We need to catch up soon. HUGS!

Nov 15, 2021 06:12 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - What a sweet surprise to hear from you! I hope we do catch up when time permits. Until then, HUGS to you too!

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” Mother Teresa

Nov 15, 2021 09:24 AM