I love Thanksgiving for a lot of good reasons. I love the food, I love the company and I’m so thankful year after year my family still wants to get together and see each other.
In our family we have a cluster of birthdays that fall the same week, so when we get together it’s an extra big party with a communal birthday cake sitting beside the pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving is also the time of year it really hits me that the year is virtually over, and another year of my life has passed.
Sometimes I think, who turned up the dial on the time machine? I think it’s set too fast. Someone please turn it down!
This year was busy, challenging and flashed by so fast, I’m thankful I didn’t lose my mind.
Here are a few other things I am thankful for.
I am thankful our family expanded this year by one brother-in-law and two beautiful baby nieces.
I am thankful to everyone who has taken the time to read one of my books—very thankful.
I am thankful I am older, I’m actually enjoying it.
I am thankful I have enough of every basic need and enough to share.
I am thankful I survived this year intact and even made a little progress.
I am thankful for all the love, help and friendship that comes my way.
I am thankful my family is not a Norman Rockwell portrait. We're an oddly mixed assortment of imperfect people and I like it that way.
I am thankful to all the American service men and women who selflessly leave their loved ones, to go overseas and work as medics, truck drivers, civil engineers and so many other unglamorous, but necessary jobs with the intention of making peace in the middle of conflict. Thank you, we won’t forget you.
I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.