I do like Thanksgiving.
I find it the simpler of holidays….a holiday focused around a meal, gratitude, family…..
Hubs and I went to Virginia to visit my Mama-in-Law. The flight is long, the drive is long….time to think…the visit is relaxing and instead of Black Friday shopping, I thought about what I am grateful for.
I post a lot about gratitude and I do mean it- Our family and friends are like oxygen to me but if I said that the holidays don’t get to me a bit, I would be lying. I would love our family to be different.
but we are not
and so I search for simpler things to make me grateful:
1. Pink sunrises and sunsets:
Times when the world is illuminated in pink are the times when I know my girl is watching over me. In Colorado, there are times when the entire horizon is enveloped in pink. I look up, take a deep breath, and thank her
2. People over 80:
I spent this vacation with the most interesting people; one who was a secretary during the Nuremberg trails, another who spent time with Lindbergh (she commented that he was a crazy driver). So many stories, so much life, I ate it up with a spoon. We talked about life and ate pie. These 80+ women were the Cat’s Pajamas.
3. Cats Pajamas:
4. I am happy I can read:
14% of us in the US cannot. Think about that book that you treasure and how it changed your life.
5. My body:
HA! Because I never scrutinize it the mirror 🙂
As I get older it is less about my pouchy belly but more that I am thrilled to have legs that will take me up a mountain and down a mogul field. It is not perfect but it works and I am happy everyday for my beating heart, my breathing lungs and my gigantic you-can-feed-a village-thighs
6. My job:
I do like my job, my company and the people I work with
7. Our nieces and nephews:
My goodness, how we adore you. And what a thrill it is to see the oldest become a good man, the youngest smile and the joy you ALL bring our families. That….. and you still think I’m cool or let me think I think I’m cool. I love you.
8. My Babies:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. You will always be the best thing I have ever, ever done
Yeah…..you’re pretty good. It’s not until you walk through hell and back that you realize who you want to walk through hell and back with
10. I am grateful to this life:
To this journey. We are here only briefly. What will we do? Will we lament how we have been robbed? or will we look for the pink in the sunset?
As I set the Thanksgiving table we talked…..do we need to carve more turkey? Do you need more rolls? Stuffing?
The response? We are good. We have plenty.
We Are Good. We Have Plenty
I do like Thanksgiving.
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Heather, I love this. Plenty is good!