The Giving of Thanks

Thanksgiving this year was a wonderful collection of friends around my dining table to enjoy food and conversation and then led into games; my idea of a perfect day. I missed my kids being here but was fortunate that I was able to have my brother here. After dissecting time, we determined that it has been 20 years since we have shared a Thanksgiving together! We went around the room and stated at least one thing we grateful for this year. I realized I have so many!

I try to live inside a space of gratitude in my life. Far from perfect, the everyday can creep it’s way into my mind and kick the legs out from under my chair at any given moment and leave me in a funk of drama. I try to spend as little time as possible in that place. For the last two years, I have practiced (I use this word because I will never have it mastered) trying to switch complaint for gratitude. Each time I find myself in complaint, I try to remember what I am grateful for in the situation. It is so hard to stay in drama if you are always looking for the good stuff.

Right at this moment I am thankful for the sun… I have determined that I can withstand almost any cold as long as there is sun, it warms my outlook.

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