A Giving Thanksgiving

elbert traister

apples_2_apples.jpgEver since I moved out to Los Angeles, my Thanksgivings have been pretty quiet. The only family I have here is a cousin. This year was different.

On Thanksgiving morning, I headed out to a park to play some volleyball with the youth kids. Then I headed over to my cousin’s new house for the first time, and enjoyed a couple of hours of family conversation. Finally, I spent the last few hours of Thanksgiving at a friend’s house, watching a movie and playing games. I couldn’t help but feel very blessed for all the love and camaraderie God threw my way that day.

On Black Friday, I didn’t do anything but play games. I haven’t been able to do that for quite a while. With no obligations and no desire to join the personal space nightmare that is Black Friday, I joined up with several friends to play games and enjoy each other’s company. If you like games, Apples to Apples is a fun time, with your level of enjoyment determined by whoever you play with.

I wrapped up my weekend with one more Thanksgiving soiree, and spent Sunday helping out a friend with her nursing application personal statement.

All in all, a very satisfying Thanksgiving weekend spent with people I care about and who care about me. You can’t ask for more than that.[tags]thanksgiving, family gathering, good friends, playing games, apples to apples, thanksgiving weekend[/tags]

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