” As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
We at CMG pause at this special time of year to thank you, our clients, and to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is the day we celebrate the small joys of the day together. We enjoy the smell of the turkey roasting and the pie baking while we listen to the crackling of the wood in the fireplace. We enjoy the jokes that are told and the old family stories that are shared once again.
Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful and happy with who and what we have. Nothing is more important than this sharing of this moment in time. Hold tightly to these moments, they will stay with you forever.
Thanksgiving is that special day of the year when we all slow down, gather, and focus on what’s really important. We spend time with family and friends, create memories that will live on, and relive traditions. In most homes this begins with the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in the morning followed by plenty of football and food. Yes, food galore. As a friend commented one Thanksgiving, ” It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.”
As you gather together this year, here’s some “Turkey Trivia” to share. Did you know…
*According to the polls, the most popular way to serve leftover turkey is in a sandwich.
*The average turkey sold at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
*According to history records, Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States.
*The largest turkey ever recorded was a whooping 86 pounds! About the size of a large dog.
*The average American eats approximately 17 pounds of turkey each year.
The things that we take for granted most of the time are usually the things that deserve our gratitude. Well, Thanksgiving is our day to express our gratitude. As Edward Martin said, “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year: to the honest man it comes a s frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”