THE NEW PILGRIMAGE

11 /25/ 2013 by under:

As Americans, Thanksgiving is our day to pay homage to the wonderful life we lead. We travel miles to find home. We hug and hold the people that we dearly miss and we feed complete strangers because we have more than enough to share. In line at Best Buy or the soup kitchen or in our private homes, personal pilgrimage allows us all to journey to the shrine of friends and family, TV’s and new memories for the very best reasons of all… the sentimental ones.

BY: GUEST BLOGGER SUSAN HALLER

CO-AUTHOR “GOTCHA COVERED THE COMPACT GUIDE TO CAMOUFLAGE MAKEUP

Pilgrimage:

1: a journey to a shrine or other sacred place

2: a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons

Back in the day, the Pilgrims made their way to America, to live a better life and celebrated Thanksgiving with complete strangers who welcomed them in. These days, my son makes his way to Best Buy to get a cheap TV and celebrates Thanksgiving with the complete strangers waiting in line who welcome him in.

When I asked if I should bring food, he said, “God NO! I have so many people bringing me plates of Thanksgiving dinner that I will be like a soup kitchen!” He is thankful for the opportunity to have a night of camaraderie with complete strangers and loves the whole challenge of being in the front of the line to get the TV.

I know that he faces this night with good humor and a lot of laughter. The same applies to all of us who make the yearly pilgrimage to celebrate love, life, delicious food and an afternoon of friends, family and football.

As Americans, Thanksgiving is our day to pay homage to the wonderful life we lead. We travel miles to find home. We hug and hold the people that we dearly miss and we feed complete strangers because we have more than enough to share. In line at Best Buy or the soup kitchen or in our private homes, personal pilgrimage allows us all to journey to the shrine of friends and family, TV’s and new memories for the very best reasons of all… the sentimental ones.

Me? I look forward to an evening in the future, sitting on the couch watching his new TV with a big bowl of homemade popcorn between us. Wasn’t that the pilgrim’s first food? No matter what age we are, Thanksgiving takes on a new hue for all of us. Let us know what your favorite part of the day is. We love hearing from you!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Judith August Cosmetic Solutions


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