Molly had kept in touch with the Fox family ever since. Quietly barking at the den door Molly waited for Mr. and Mrs. Fox to appear. In the blink of an eye there they were there though Molly had never heard a sound. She never ceased to be amazed by the talents of her forest friends.
Handing them her Thanksgiving gift Molly sat down to visit with her friends. They exchanged pleasantries and then the conversation took a turn that probably happens at many a gathering this time of the year.
Molly had always admired the wisdom of Mr. and Mrs. Fox, as they'd been living in her forest far longer than she herself. Her ears perked up as she could tell Mr. Fox was getting ready to tell her something important. He said Molly," Thanksgiving isn't about beautiful decorations, although no human lives surrounded by the incredible beauty we have in our forest. It's not the fine food, that fill's the peoples tables to over flowing during the holiday season. Nor is it even the company that comes to visit during this special time of the year, he said with a gentle smile.
Remember Thanksgiving is a condition of our hearts. It's a deep and personal appreciation for all of the blessings you have received throughout the years.
Be thankful for what you have been given and where you are in life, as there are pups and animals that have less. Appreciate the kind word, and the gentle touch, as there are some that have never experienced either one. Be thankful for the love of family and friends."
Molly and my Mom