I'm thankful for many things. Family. Loving families on both sides who get along so well, we can combine family gatherings. Family who is always here to support us, and who wraps us in their love. Wonderful, beautiful kiddos who share their joy of discovery and learning with us every day. And who are so darn cute! Friends. Old friends. New friends. Especially new friends who show all signs of being ones who will stick around forever. All the things we have, even the stuff we don't need, because we've been fortunate enough to be able to accumulate it. Health, even with its little hiccups. School, and being able to watch my child grow and blossom even as he moves a little farther from us. The fact that, even in financial hardship, we still can maintain our house, keep it comfortable, feed ourselves healthy foods, and enjoy life. The creative desire to write, and the dedication to carve out time for it. The encouraging rejections, even in the absence of acceptances. The chance to start stretching my wings into a whole new territory, even though it terrifies me. Romantic getaways. Food, fun, happiness, love. Life.
I hope, on this Thanksgiving Day, each of my readers has the chance to eat good food, spend the day with someone (or several someones) they love, and reflect on all their blessings.
Happy Turkey Day!