This week is Thanksgiving and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m ready for turkey and dressing with all the trimmings. Although I’m going to try real hard not to let my eyes get bigger than my stomach, I’m sure I’ll do like always. It’s a losing battle. I’ll start talking and laughing with family and before I know it, I’ll be stuffed.
Never fails. *sigh*
Thanksgiving should be more about naming blessings than food though. I have a lot of things to be grateful for. Here are five things on my list:
- Having someone to belong to is at the top. Family means as much to me as it does my Bachelor brothers. It would be really sad to be all alone.
- My health. You can never underestimate good health. While it’s not perfect, other people are in far worse shape. I celebrate my ability to live by myself.
- Having a roof over my head and food in my stomach is very important to me. I’m too old to live under a bridge. During the Depression, my parents went through periods when they had no place to lay their head or anything to eat. Today, the huge homeless population is seeing a spike in numbers. Breaks my heart.
- My writing career. I thank God that I have a reason to get out of the bed in the mornings. Everyone needs a purpose and I love what I do.
- Dear friends. I’m really glad for my friends. They pick me up when I stumble and fall, laugh with me or cry, lend a shoulder when I need one and make everything brighter.
My list is very long and I don’t have enough room for everything. The bottom line is that My heart is brimming with thankfulness that the dear Lord has seen fit to give me all the things that make life worth living. Sure I’d like more, after all I’m human. But I have enough and that’s all that matters.
On Thursday, I’ll drive down to spend Thanksgiving with my children and grandchildren. I’ll have fun and eat until I pop. Guarantee it.
How about you? What’s on your list? How are you going to spend the holiday?
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