I was born to a mom and dad who were very busy people. My mom and dad also worked in television so most of the time, my brother and I were left to fend for ourselves until after the 6 o'clock news was over.
But my mom held one tradition sacred. We all sat down to a home cooked meal every Sunday evening and you couldn't miss it because my mom worked so hard on it. At the beginning of each Sunday meal, we would all take a moment and talk about our week, our challenges, our triumphs and then my mom would ask, "what are you thankful for?"
To be honest, those Sunday meals were what I looked forward to all week long and I'm thankful to my mom for the memories created with this tradition.
By the way, my three kids, my lovely wife and I are spending Thanksgiving day at a table this year with my mom, and I know she'll ask the question... What are you thankful for?
As we celebrate this Thanksgiving season, I encourage everyone to live in the moment by finding something to be thankful for and taking the time to pay it forward. It will make this, A Better Region 8.
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager