Patti Labelle who is preparing to debut her cooking show, Patti Labelle’s Place on the cooking channel next month, was asked by the Huffington Post what she’s most thankful for this year, and if she thought families when gathering around the Thanksgiving table should have open discussions about the state of our Country after the presidential election.
On what she’s most thankful for, Patti said:
“That I am still living. Every morning you wake up and you have an alignment, something hurts you that bothers you and you’re afraid to go to the doctors to get checkups and when you do, most of the time it’s positive that you’re OK. And I say thank God for this day of waking up and the only thing that bothers me is my throat being a little hoarse. I appreciate life, and that’s a blessing just to wake up.”
Patti then said that she believes families should talk about the climate of our country after the presidential election, and pray that Trump has a change of heart:
“They better. I mean, why not, it’s in your face. You know that what you might have wanted to happen on that Tuesday night [election night], Wednesday morning didn’t happen… some of us were not happy, but we have to live with this. Pray that [Donald Trump] might change into a different person and do some positive things for people.
And so Thanksgiving is the day to give thanks and grace to being able to have a meal. And then we are all aware of the world’s situations ― even talk about it with the kids there, because it’s affecting everyone’s thoughts. So I think it should be a Thanksgiving of chit-chat, of things that can be better in our lives and pray for goodness. Pray that [Trump] has a change of heart.”