It’s Thanksgiving morning. It’s so quiet here. The children (who aren’t so much children anymore) are still asleep and my husband is out by a pond or in the woods somewhere hunting whatever is in season at this particular moment. He will be there for a short while and then he will come home and get ready for work. I’m thankful he has a job…so many people don’t.
My house is a mess. Luckily, we aren’t hosting dinner here today, because it looks like the boxes of Christmas decorations are staging a takeover and there is a huge pile of dishes in the sink! I’m thankful to have a home…there are others who have nowhere to go and no roof over their head at night.
There is a lot of cooking to be done. I will drop some dishes off next door at my In-Laws and then I will head to another state to spend time with my family (we’ve seen so little of each other here lately). The cooking doesn’t bother me though. It is a way to share and to express my love. I’m thankful for all of my family members and friends…so many people seem to have no one at all.
In between all of this preparation and travel (and possible chaos!), I am hoping to have time to use the box of hair color I bought. The gray hair is out of control. It isn’t pretty, but I’m thankful for the gray hair…some people never grow old enough to have any.
It is a troubling time in this world. It’s sad and scary and no one can seem to agree on anything. But on this day, if you can see, hear, taste, smell, feel, or even if all you can do is wake up, you still have something to be thankful for.
Bless you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.