With all my heart I believe in magic. Oh, how I hope we’re the same, you and me.
Not rabbits out of hats or the dark and mystical, only in the sweetest sense of the word. The things that steal my breath, explode my heart, and make me want to burst into an ovation of gratitude; seriously, those closest to me know I clap (or jump) in the presence of magical delights– How a bird gathers twigs and twine and puzzles them into a home…
The way a firefly strobes on a warm summer night…
Rainbows after storms, skies striped in lightning, a wave’s thunderous applause…
And what happens around my kitchen and dining room tables.
It doesn’t matter if we’re with family or friends, time is suspended when we gather at a table
Thanksgiving is within spitting distance and Christmas is right around the corner, both when traditions scatter deep and wide. I love that about the holidays, don’t you? The older I get the more I appreciate the value in our family’s traditions, the practices my people have learned to expect year after year. I’m convinced traditions aren’t just important, they matter for a lot of reasons. It’s never too late to begin a new tradition, and the holiday season seems to have many anchored right around the table.
Please click to continue reading On Magic, Traditions and Sacred Tables over at Grace Table today! I’m thrilled to be part of this incredible, beautiful online community where you’ll be immediately drawn to a collective heart for hospitality. What you’ll find is that doesn’t always look like what you think. Today I want to hear about your family’s traditions, which may or may not be about the upcoming holidays–and be sure to share your favorite recipes! I’m still looking for a few new things to add to our Thanksgiving meal!!
My favorite tradition is watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. We’ve done it since we were dating 10 years ago.
Also I put up our “Charlie Brown” small tree with a few ornaments and lights. After all it is usually just my husband and I at home and for a lot of the past 10 years he may have had to work.