Dairy Goddess Strives For Thanksgiving Everyday.
November 23, 2011 by dairygoddess
- Happy Thanksgiving!
We Are Blest By Everything
Excerpt from “Dialogue of Self and Soul”
I am content to follow to its source, Every event in action or in thought;
Measure the lot; forgive myself the lot!
When such as I cast out remorse
So great a sweetness flows into the breast
We must laugh and we must sing.
We are blest by everything,
Everything we look upon is blest.
William Butler Veats (1865-1939)
Thankgsiving…It is something that I strive for everyday.
Not just this wonderful time of year but truly everyday. It is not always easy. Life can often seem difficult and unfair. Stress makes it difficult to find thanksgiving.
It’s been a tough year. We have had to make decisions for our farm that were difficult. Decisions no one wishes to face. The agony to make those decisions makes your mind go to awful places. As we search our heart for an answer it comes. The decision is made…We are still here.
I am thankful for the faith in God to have him lead. The people who are there to help us and the many others that understand. The true friends that cry with you and hold your hand and truly will your success. God is so good!
This past year I have often felt like Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump. The part of the movie when they are in the eye of the storm and Lieutenant Dan is encouraging God to “Bring it on”. Sometimes we feel like “Why us”, “Not Again”, When are we going to get a break?” but when we take a moment to reflect and count our blessings it all comes together. We are blessed. Truly blessed.
My mother passed this year. She was the life of our holidays. She loved her holiday T-Shirts and wore them right after Halloween. She loved to buy presents. I don’t think as much as she loved to receive them :). How does one have a Thanksgiving without a Mom? Without any parents?
Again, I have to stop, take a moment and give thanksgiving, for her love and spirit for the holiday. The recipes and traditions we learned from our parents and other loved ones passed. We have to give thanksgiving to the people around us and have joy in the memories left by the love ones that are no longer here. I am thankful that their pain and suffering is gone and they are at peace.
I am thankful for my first year success of Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese. It is still small and progressing, but considering the tough year, it progressed.
I am grateful for my cows (especially Chica). I am grateful for the employees that help us take care of them. I am indebted to what the cows and employees give back to us.
I am most thankful for my family. My husband, Tony, my children Tara and AJ. Their work and dedication to our family farm is remarkable. I could not be more proud.
I wish you the very happiest of thanksgiving celebrations. As we enjoy family and friends and the abundance of food let us say a prayer for those that are not so blessed.
Let us try to carry “THANKSGIVING” into each and everyday.