Certain holidays hold a strong place place in my heart, bringing all the great things in my life to full circle. Christmas, New Years, and even the Fourth of July all have significance in my life for bringing my family together. However, as I reach the end of this crazy semester, one holiday in particular arrives sooner rather than later. This holiday is, in fact, Thanksgiving.
Now, Thanksgiving has always been a special holiday for me, as it is built around the gathering of family. Aromas of turkey, stuffing, assorted vegetable, and pumpkin pies invade my thoughts when one mentions Thanksgiving. Such imaginations cause my heart to leap and my hopes to rise, as this is a holiday like no other. Every other year, I spend the most thankful holiday in Florida alongside many of my cordial and delighful relatives. This year happens to be one of those years where I get to take a trip down to the lovely gulf coast of Florida, and it only ignites great feelings in my heart. Knowing this, it becomes easy to understand that the most important part of Thanksgiving is not the food or the traditions, but the company of others.
Indeed, it took a whole semester of college to make me realize the importance of family in my life. I would be a liar to say that I do not long for those back home. Thanksgiving will be the first time since July where I will see my father who I love so dearly. In fact, if I were to determine the main appeal of Thanksgiving this year, it would be that I will finally be in the company of my cousins, aunts, uncles, and, particularly, my father. Even as I sit here and think about it, I begin to long for their admirable company. Moreover, it makes me feel better about life in general, and a good morale makes every day that much easier. All in all, it is safe to say that Thanksgiving will be fantastic this year. Knowing that I will soon be in the presence of those I care most about sends great feelings through my mind and makes me appreciate the holiday for what it truly is: an assemblage of those you love most.