I hope that you are with family and friends today and taking time out from your busy lives to relax and appreciate all that life has to offer. It is a wonderful holiday to reflect on who and what we are and how we fit into the larger schemes of family, friends, work and society. It gives us a comfortable surrounding to think about past, present and future in a way that I never feel on New Year’s Eve—the holiday that is touted for resolutions and reflection. Too much false hoopla and little hats, poppers and blowers for me to take New Year’s Eve too seriously. Not so for Thanksgiving. Somehow it feels much more real and substantial.
Our lists of what we are thankful for are too personal to publish to the world. However, suffice to say that my list is very long and that it includes you, my readers, and Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer for giving me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many young women lawyers. Hear, hear to that, and I hope that I can keep bringing you good and helpful information for a very long time and that you will “Pay It Forward” and make a difference in the lives of other young women in the profession.
So, eat lots of turkey, stuffing, yummy side dishes, and pies…..oh, the pies!….mind your manners and thank everyone who made such a feast possible, and take a little extra time out for conversation with the elderly in your group. They appreciate it so much, and when the questions get too difficult to answer or way too personal …… remember yesterday’s blog and retreat to a quiet place with Best Friends at the Bar!
See you on the other side of Thanksgiving! That would be Black Friday, and you can be sure that I am not going anywhere near a shopping mall! Been there, done that, and learned a lesson. I prefer to boost the GNP with more civilized spending. But, for all of you shopaholics, go for it! May the best woman win!