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Pausing to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving in my family is a big, boisterous, event, filled with reunions, wisecracks and food. So. Much. Food. It’s a time when I can feel how loved I am and, more so now than ever, how lucky I am. As I grow older, or, as I’d like to think, more mature, I am increasingly more cognizant of the need to reflect on what I am truly thankful for. We’ve never been the type of family that goes around the table saying what we’re thankful for, but I feel the pull of announcing it. A verbal, or in this case, written declaration of the appreciation for what we have and who we love it a very reassuring practice. And so, it is in that spirit I offer my thanks now.

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Happy Celiac Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving I mourn the loss of stuffing. It’s my favorite part of the meal and honestly, I could eat it everyday for a month and still not cry out for turkey. This year, I get none of the buttery, crunchy toasted goodness. Well, I could, but it’ll hurt.

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