Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Over the River and Through the Woods…


Thorton Wilder said, “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  Today I feel alive because it’s over the river and through the woods we go for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
 
Though I try to be grateful everyday of my life, it can be hard. Aches, pains and sniffles can drain the gratitude right out of a body. Watching the news at night can make me literally sweat thanksgiving because I know how much easier my life is than so many others in this world. There are times when watching the news can make me feel so hopeless that any treasures I have just feel like burdens.

But today, I am feeling alive.  I get to spend my Thanksgiving Day not only with Greg and my two kids and Olive, our pug, but also with some 20 or so others that I call my family.  And the best part is that my sister Cindy is cooking so it may just be the best food on a Thanksgiving table in the whole USA.  So I will see you soon…a few pounds heavier perhaps but very much alive.

Here are a few of the things I am thankful for… 






1 comment:

glo1mo said...

You have to block out the news sometimes, it just gets to be too much. You have made good choices, as evidenced by your photos. Grateful, indeed.