What are you thankful for? A friend of mine up in Henrietta TX, (wave Hi Donna!) has been running a month-long Facebook theme of what she's thankful for. As lives go, there have been much better and much worse lives than hers, but hers sure as hell ain't been easy...which is why her determination to count her blessings inspires me so. Even if you have to get down to the fundamental or the ridiculous--thankful to not have lobsters eating my eyeballs this morning--there is always, I repeat, ALWAYS something to be thankful for.
This year, we'll probably go to Luby's or some place for dinner, because
a. The Phillip doesn't really care about thanksgiving food of any kind, and would rather go hiking...and
b. It's just the two of us, as usual, down here in South Texas, with our family spread out all over the world. Literally.
But that doesn't mean I am immune to the sparkly contagion of the holiday spirit that has been floating around. (Said spirit to be the subject of a later post.) The leaves on the oaks out front are finally changing color, and the weatherman promised a freeze in the hill country to ring in Black Friday for San Antonio shoppers. I'm grateful that they fixed the broken water main out front yesterday and that our roof keeps the rain out. Grateful to feel healthy, grateful that my family, however scattered, is also healthy. I'm grateful that my husband makes me laugh every single day, and that my dog loves his foster cat. There are so many things I'm thankful for, it would make for really boring reading. But I do have a point. (Really? Yes.)
I am grateful for Donna's insistence that we LOOK at the blessings in our lives, and not just trot them out by rote, taking them for granted, numbly following a What Are You Thankful For routine because the calendar shows the fourth Thursday in November. Thanks Donna...you are an inspiration and a great lady.
Now...having said that...what are YOU thankful for today?