Today I will be cooking! I am making the turkey and dressing and sweet potato casserole! Then we'll pile it in the car and go to my sister's for our Thanksgiving meal. On the way down we'll stop in Atlanta and be there when our younger son finishes the Atlanta Half Marathon, his first 13 mile race! I can't even imagine. Needless to say we are very proud of him.
I decided to write my Thanksgiving post today because tomorrow I won't get to it. I'll be celebrating, eating, visiting with family, watching a little football (yuk), and the parade. It will go something like that. Probably very much like yours.
So here are my thoughts on gratitude. I've heard it said, "If the only prayer you ever say is 'thank you', that is enough." I think gratitude is almost a state of being. As we go through each day, the number of times that we are conciously thankful for something is a really big number. Even when it's not Thanksgiving and we aren't thinking about what we are thankful for, we still are.
Me: I am especially thankful that I am healthy, and that my family is too. I am thankful for Larry and our two sons, the life we have, and our home. As Jon and Kate always said, "It may be a crazy life, but it's our life." I'm thankful for my parents and how they raised me. I'm thankful for my sister and I'm thankful it's just the two of us sibs. I'd be jealous if she had others.
My friends. Oh I love them and I'm so thankful for them. They bring so much fun to my life and so much heart. I could go on and on but that's enough for now. I am thankful my sister is having Thanksgiving at her house, and that she and my son are both making food too! I am thankful I lost five pounds in October so I can eat anything I want on Thanksgiving Day.
I'm thankful for you, my invisible friends, too. Hope this is a great holiday at your house. Santa is right around the corner!
P.S. My son got the job!!! I am SO thankful for that. Makes my season bright!!!