Thank you for dropping by. This is the central day of this inn. May this Thanksgiving Day be the best ever.
Thankfulness depends not upon
circumstances. Instead, gratitude relies upon how we respond to them, be they good or terrible. Hug loved ones. Little in life is as important and family, friends, knowing joy. Thankfulness is a skill.
My wish is between now and next Thanksgiving, this will grow as your reality, too.
For those in America, here's hoping you will have bounteous tables, full of turkey and all the trimmings (or your family's favorites) and a good time had by everyone. For those of you who are missing a loved one this year, may your good memories sustain you through the holidays, and help fill the emptiness.
As the years passed and I ma-tured, the real-ization of all that I should be deeply grateful for sunk in and remains:
My family (all generations), my home, my talents, the opportunities I have been given in this life to grow and prosper, my friends (on-line as well as real-time) and mentors, the animals I have cared for and loved, for the beauty of our planet, for my daily bread, and for my lot after-wards.
Take some time, this Thanksgiving, to reflect on those whom you are thankful for and tell them. Tell your Maker also. Tomorrow may be too late.