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…