“The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.” ~ Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline
Today, like every day since living at the Fairfield House, I took my accustomed walk, aware of my many blessings and grateful for each one.
This is especially appropriate today when our entire nation is gathered with loved ones to acknowledge blessings, give thanks and break bread together. It’s a day of tradition—shared histories, recipes, and rituals. However, the only constant in life is change: death, divorce, families and friends separated by distance and obligations to
work, school, or our military leave many people melancholy and longing for those shared moments others may take for granted.
You can of course order from the menu, but they also offer the unique option of pre-ordering an entire turkey when you make your reservation. It is served family style with all the fixings and dessert while you enjoy Alethea’s exquisite turn-of-the-century shore-town charm. The best thing is you get leftovers even though you didn’t spend the day in the kitchen!
The food is delicious, the service superb and if you want to be lulled to sleep by the sea after being stuffed with turkey, you can always spend the night at the Inn of Cape May. There is a standing invitation to our family and friends to join us and today my mother was a part of our celebration.
I hope you all enjoyed a good meal and good company while counting your blessings. Begin each day, end each day, and live each day with a thankful heart and you will become more aware of all of life’s blessings.