Giving Thanks

Fall Foliage in Frisco Texas

Fall is my very favorite season. The cool breeze replaces the sweltering still air of summer; football returns and has sports fans of all ages fired up, and people finally take the time to express thanks to those who mean the most during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The first “Thanksgiving” was in November, 1621 as the Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest, but didn’t become a national holiday until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared it so in the midst of the Civil War. Today, many of us travel hundreds of miles to enjoy a bountiful feast surrounded by family.

You have undoubtedly noticed the plethora of television ads touting retailers’ Black Friday sales encouraging consumers to hurry into stores as soon as their empty forks hit the plate. I would urge you instead to slow down and enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend. Take this time to give thanks to those you cherish – family, friends, colleagues and clients. A little appreciation goes a long way this holiday season.

Photo: Copyright 2010 Tom Branch

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Gina approaches her business in the Aggie tradition of pride, integrity and tenacity. She enjoys the thrill of putting keys in the hands of first-time home buyers as well as helping sellers move up the ladder of home ownership. Gina is an Accredited Buyer Representative and a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist.