Just a brief hello and a wish to all of you that you and yours have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving today. To my friends from different parts of the world — those who don’t celebrate this holiday that we do in America — I wish the same for you.
It is sunny and beautiful where I am. We won’t have a “traditional” Thanksgiving today but I have so much to be thankful for.
My loved one is improving and as I sit here this morning before we begin the whirlwind that has been my life lately, I am so grateful for the enormous blessings in my life.
I am grateful for my life, my husband, my health, my family and the magnitude of love in my life. I am grateful for all of you who’ve checked in with me and given me support with your kind words and wishes during this upheaval. Thank you.
I know that things will get better and things will settle down. Isn’t it funny how we take for granted the routines that make up our lives? The things we worry about? Most of those inane things we worry about never happen. The big ones happen when you least expect it. Kurt Vonnegut said, “The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.”
Life keeps going, you adjust and become stronger and for awhile, you don’t take anything for granted.
I’ve been on some kind of heightened sense of awareness about that lately — the things that are really important. Emotional ups and downs that are exhausting, yet teach you some lessons that you may have forgotten. It is a humbling blessing I think.
Not sure what I’ll be doing later today, but I’ll be with loved ones throughout the day. Hubby and I may go eat Chinese later today. Remember in the movie, A Christmas Story, (my Daddy loves this movie and in my opinion, it’s one of the best movies ever) where their holiday dinner was destroyed but they made the best of it anyway?
That’s what today is about. Love, family and the blessings we have in our lives. It’s not about the dinner. It’s about love — who you love and who loves you. I hope that you all have a beautiful day.
Here’s a brief video of that scene in the movie I referred to. Much love, my friends. Much, much love to you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving.