Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a national holiday set aside for Americans to give thanks for their blessings. This week I have been reflecting on how thankful I am for the many things that bring me joy.
I am thankful for my husband and soulmate, Henry, for our 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren who are growing up too fast, and all of my family and friends.
I am thankful when I see a smile on a grandchild’s face and hear the sound of their laughter. I’m thankful to be able to attend their sporting events and school programs. I’m thankful that this year I was able to watch my oldest grandchild graduate from high school.
I am thankful for my health, for the beauty of nature, that I have been able to travel to many wonderful places, for my love of books, and for all of the little things that bring me joy.
I am thankful for the gift of today.