Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Unless this is your first time here, you have an idea of why this is not going to be my most grateful Thanksgiving ever. At this time of year, I like to think about things to be thankful for, but most of what I can come up with this year are the negative-thanks type, such as being grateful that more loved ones did NOT die, which doesn't seem to fit with the spirit of the holiday.
However, I have come up with a couple of things that are rather more positive, which I thought I would share before I went off to concoct angel salad and mash potatoes.
As I prepared to go shopping this morning, I was grateful to be going to a fully stocked grocery store, nearby, and to be focused on the list of items I wanted, not the money I could spend. I know that a lot of people, especially these days, have to start with what they can afford, not what they want to get, and I'm grateful that I got to do it the other way around.
And also, considering the last year, I am grateful for the support of family and friends (including you), who have helped me get through the (ahem) challenging events. Yes, a lot has sucked lately, but there's still a lot of love out there.
Happy Thanksgiving to the Americans, happy random Thursday if you're outside the country (is that a lot of you?). Travel safely, cook safely, eat safely. Hug your family, even the annoying ones. Hug them again.