Well, friends, it’s Thanksgiving, the day those of us talking about gratitude on Thursdays have been training for! Here’s my 3 for today:
- Looking at the news this morning I can say that I’m very thankful I don’t have to travel on this holiday. Later on we will get in the car and drive 1/2 a mile up the street, turn right, and drive 1/2 mile down that street to the home of our friends the Nelsons. That’s the extent of our holiday travel!
- I’m grateful for all the things I have: a cozy home, a new car to drive, clothes and shoes, books and yarn, plenty of food to eat, electronics and more. I have a job and Dale has a job and we can pay our bills and save and take vacations. It’s a privilege that many don’t have and I’m mindful of it daily.
- I’m thankful for the people in my life. I have a husband who loves me (and I love him right back), adult kids that I truly enjoy spending time with, grandkids and an extended family who mean the world to me. I have amazing friends, thoughtful neighbors, talented colleagues, and the best blog readers a writer could ask for. There are people who are gone and I miss them but I’m grateful for the memories of happy times with them.
And there you have it – a little schmaltzy today but it’s Thanksgiving and if you can’t be schmaltzy about what you’re grateful for on Thanksgiving then when can you?
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friends.