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Chelsie McGuinness
Professor Gomez
29 de Noviembre 2010
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Acción de gracias
En la mañana de acción de gracias mi mamá me despertó temprano para ayudar a cocinar la cena para la celebración. Solemos ir a una de las casas de los amigos de mi Mamá, pero este año sólo queríamos tener un día especial con la familia, y Mi Mamá cocino la cena y me pidió que le ayudara, fue una experiencia de aprendizaje para mí, porque era la primera vez que ayudaba a mi Mamá en la cocina. Mientras mi mamá estaba ocupada preparando el relleno para el pavo yo empecé con el puré de papas, y también hicimos ensalada, maíz, cocido al vapor brócoli y un pie de calabaza de postre. La comida quedo lista como a las dos por lo que decidimos poner la mesa y comer más temprano que de costumbre. Después de haber puesto toda la comida en la mesa nos sentamos y cada uno de nosotros tuvimos la oportunidad de agradecer por algo bueno que nos paso durante el año, yo di gracias por mi familia, amigos, y nuestra salud, mi mama dio gracias por todas las bendiciones recibidas durante el año incluyéndonos a mi hermano y a mí, y mi hermano agradeció tener la dicha de compartir el día con nosotras. Después de haber comido lo suficiente, todos tomamos una siesta, y al despertar teníamos hambre otra vez y nos sentamos a comer más pavo. Fue un día muy relajante, descansamos muchísimo la verdad fue buena idea quedarnos en casa porque el día estuvo con mucha nieve, ya más tarde salimos al patio a jugar con los perros, fue divertido ver como se divertían los en la nieve. Ya por la noche, hablo por teléfono una de las amigas de mi mama y nos invito al cine, ella nos recogió porque mi mama prefirió no manejar porque había mucha nieve y era muy peligroso, la película estuvo muy divertida mientras tanto mi papá y mi hermano se quedaron y vieron el partido de fútbol americano. Fue un día de acción de gracias agradable y relajante. Tengo mucho que agradecer. Acción de Gracias es una fiesta maravillosa para que nosotros podamos meditar y apreciar lo bendecidos que somos. No hay nada más importante que la familia y es muy bueno tener un día de fiesta que nos recuerde eso.…...

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