Turkey feathers! Bear was thinking about turkeys… as wild turkeys ran across his foot on Bear’s Path.
“There they go… going and gone! Well if I run fast enough I can catch them!”
“I’m going to catch you”… and Bear got loose turkey feathers in his face. “How dare you slam me with turkey feathers,” said Bear as he chased the turkeys.
“The turkey feathers didn’t hurt me. It’s the indignation… I was out run by turkeys!”
“I will huff, puff, and blow you away… all you turkey feathers! Then what will you do?”
All the turkey feathers stopped and turned around. Bear was a standing a long distance away from them on Bear’s Path.
“You are going to do what?” asked the turkey feathers. “We dare you… go ahead and blow us away!”
“Gotta catch my breath,” Bear said. “Just give me a minute, turkey feathers!
Meditation and Ideas
Bear could see that there was no way he could be strong enough to blow the turkey feathers away. He would think of something… somehow.
“Breathe deep,” Bear told himself. “There ain’t no way I’m gonna let turkey feathers get the best of me!”
“Breathe deep… calm down… relax. There is a way to out think those turkey feathers!”
“Inhale deeply… count to 4… hold breath through count of ten. I am relaxed!”
“Now the ideas… to beat those turkey feathers,” Bear said outloud. “Visualize… do the sit.”
Bear sat down on Bear’s Path. He would do the 15 minute (meditation) sit and his ideas would beat those turkey feathers.
The turkey feathers ran across his foot… again. They aren’t going to get away with invading his space!
“No turkey feathers allowed on Bear’s Path. This is Bear’s Path… my private path!”
Gobblers Gobble Galore
Bear suddenly heard a gaggle of turkey’s gobbling. They talked fast… he couldn’t understand them.
“Only one gobbler… talk at a time,” Bear said. “Talk slowly.”
“We know this is your private path. We need help,” said all of the turkey feathers.
“We turkey feathers ran across your foot… on purpose. We had to get your attention somehow.”
“Otherwise you would’ve walked by our flock of turkey feathers. You would’ve ignored us.”
“Bear please notice we are not standing close to you. There is a reason.”
“We have to stay away from you and everyone this time of the year,” said the turkey feathers.
“You want to know why we call ourselves turkey feathers? Stop and think!”
“People thinking turkey right now… think thanksgiving dinner. We are not into being caught and cooked for dinner… nobody wants to think about cooking turkey feathers!”
Red Riding Hood?
“If we can go through the gate, over the pasture, through the woods and on the other side we will be free.”
“Free?” Bear said. “Free from what?”
“Are you on your way to Grandma’s house? You don’t look like Red Riding Hood and I don’t see the wolf chasing you!”
“I will huff, puff, and blow you away’… I was mixing up my fairytales. Right line… wrong story… three pigs and their houses.”
“Yes, before you tell me… you are not pigs. I know you are turkeys.”
“It’s that time of year again. Everyone want’s a turkey for their table,” said the turkey feathers.
“Turkey Feathers… we don’t eat turkey… we eat chicken. You don’t have to fear us,” said Bear.
“Mr. Bear you mean we can be safe in the same pasture with you?” asked one of the turkeys.
Pumpkin Pie and Whipped Cream Anybody?
“Of course you are safe with me. I need friends right now anyway… I don’t want to be alone for Thanksgiving.”
“Today you can share Bear’s Path with me. Tomorrow after Thanksgiving… a different story.”
“This is the time that family and friends gather together. They share a meal and say “Thanksgiving” together.”
“Some even start cooking the day before. I know someone who bakes homemade pies… he makes 7 different homemade pies along with all of the main dishes for his friends and family.”
“Each pie is someone’s favorite. Isn’t that nice of him to be so thoughtful and so friendly?”
“Some bring a side dish to his home to share. Maybe even flowers.”
“This is all done from his own home. Isn’t that a great way to celebrate?”
“Yes, this is the time of year for families and friends to celebrate. So please join us as we too celebrate.”
“Some even volunteer to serve others this time of year. How will you celebrate?”
“We turkeys celebrate staying alive. We are able to run… play around the pasture with you Bear.”
“Funny I am hearing a faint ring of a bell again. Nope, must be my imagination… gotta have my hearing checked, ” said Bear.
In a stage whisper Bear said, “Tomorrow I am gonna hunt up my horse. I am gonna find my lasso.”
“Don’t tell the turkey feathers what I am saying.” Bear winked.
“I am also gonna find my guitar. I’m gonna sing to them little dogies… those turkey feathers.
“There are no free lunches in life. Especially this time of the year.”
“This is the price… being in my pasture. I get to play cowboy with those turkey feathers.
“Yippee yahoo… get along little dogies. He started singing.”
“Oops too soon to sing… not yet or they will know something’s up. Don’t want to ruffle their turkey feathers too soon.”
“I am gonna ride herd. Play cowboy and lasso them dogies… umm turkey feathers.”
The turkeys turned around and said, “Happy Thanksgiving!” from all of us turkey feathers.
“We don’t need to run in fear this year. Thank you Bear.”
Bear says the same to you “Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Most of all thank you for being our faithful readers and followers.
We especially are grateful for those residing outside of the United States and have celebrated Thanksgiving other times of the year.
How do you decide who does the dishes? If you cook you don’t clean or what? What do you do with leftovers? What is your favorite tradition? What is your favorite story about people or events happening at Thanksgiving?
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BearHugs ’til our next adventure.
Amy & Bear