This was a surprisingly hard post to write. Today is Thanksgiving in the US so social media will be covered in thankful and food posts. I am most definitely thankful for my life and the food I'll be eating later, but it's been a tough year on many fronts.
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. Not only do I love turkey (and food in general) but I love getting together with my family. They are loud and overwhelming. There are a whole lot of them and I adore them.
I will laugh at my BIL's stories until I cry. I will compare my height with nieces and nephews. (I seem to be getting shorter.) We will tease and make each other the butt of jokes. We'll talk about what's going on, jobs, school, dreams and goals and we will toast each other's successes and blessings. This is really one of my favorite days of the year.
Of course I will make time to watch the National Dog Show. The show itself was November 14th, but the NBC broadcast is today. A couple of friends were exhibiting and one's Tibetan Mastiff won Best of Breed, so I'm looking forward to watching her in the group ring.
I will take moments through out the day to pause, reflect and say thank you... as I do most days. Life is precious. I am grateful for the one I have and especially grateful for the many blessings and acts of kindness we've received.
I hope you have a wonderful day.