A very happy thanksgiving to all of you. Gratitude is the soul's food. As you are enjoying the bounty of food around you this Thanksgiving day, remember the abundance of good around you. Be thankful, truly and deeply, for it all.
Today I am thankful for my husband, my true love. I don't know how I found him, or him me. He makes me want to be a better person.
I'm thankful too for my wonderful family. We're missing one person this year...Rich's brother Tommy. We'll feel his absence as anyone who loses a loved one surely does through the holidays. But he is here with us in spirit. I know it.
I'm so grateful for my business and for all of my readers. Maya Angelou says that when your spirit and your personality are working together, that's when you can do great things. I'm coming to trust being myself, completely and wholly, with all of my quirks. And that in being authentically me, I can offer more than I ever could otherwise. Thank you for helping me along this journey.
I'm grateful for this breath I take, and this one, and this one. Air so abundant and so freely given that breaths are taken one after another without notation.
I'm thankful that when Rich fell from the roof that he didn't break more than his heel. It could have surely happened. My neighbor across the street, the one who lost her husband and the father to her small children in a tragic car accident this time last year, cautioned Rich just a little while before the fall, telling him to be careful.
I'm thankful for this sweet life with all of its regularities and rhythms and cycles. And for the continuation of this life, seamless and normal.
I'm thankful for all of the delights that I enjoy. Thank You for giving me the eyes to see the smallest of wonders and for seeing You in them.
Thank you for all of the children in our life. For all of our nieces and nephews and littlest friends. I know that our time will come, soon I hope. Thank you for keeping our hearts soft and ready.
For all of this and more, I am truly thankful.