Wearing homemade Pilgrim hats, the kids filed into the cafeteria and parents helped them fill their plates. And then the parents served themselves and everyone sat down for a grand meal. As I sat there eating this wonderful meal with my daughter and all of her friends, I asked Alice, "What does Thanksgiving mean? What's it all about?"
"It's about sharing and friends," she said.
My daughter's school is a special place and it's at times like this that I realize how lucky our family is to be a part of a warm, welcoming, diverse community. When I'm sitting at the Thanksgiving table this Thursday with our extended family and we go around sharing what we're most thankful for, I'll definitely be telling everyone about our other family at Jose Ortega Elementary School in San Francisco.
What are you most thankful for this holiday season?