Giving Thanks – Not for Everyone.

As we embark on the Thanksgiving holiday, I cannot help but think of those who may not have much to be thankful for.

It’s easy for some of us to joyfully declare that there is always something to be grateful for, no matter how dire our situation may seem.

We’re alive! We woke up this morning! We can make this day anything we want it to be!

But those of us who are proclaiming that have a roof over our head, heat in our homes, and food on our table. We awoke with a pain or an ache, maybe two or more, but we put our feet on the floor and started our day with gratitude. Continue reading “Giving Thanks – Not for Everyone.”

Thanksgiving eve.

As I wrap up preparations for tomorrow’s – well, now today’s given the hour – Thanksgiving celebration, I am flooded with wonderful memories from my childhood.

My grandmother would rise at 3AM to put the turkey in the oven. I don’t think I should say ‘rise’, because I’m not sure she ever slept. I’d inherited her ability to get an hour or two of sleep and function at full capacity, but sadly outgrew it.

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