These days, I can see why my dad likes Thanksgiving so much. There's the food, of course. But it's so much more than that. Thanksgiving is a chance to sit at a table with loved ones, enjoy a meal together, and pause to be thankful for the blessings in our lives.
This year, as we are still cleaning up after the hurricane, I've many blessings to count and I am filled with gratitude for them all. I'm thankful for a warm, sturdy home.
I'm thankful for old man tree, a tall and strong sentinel on duty in the backyard.
I'm thankful for the electricity, warmth, and light that made this meal possible.
And I'm glad of friends and family both near and far. They share joys and anxieties, laughter and tears. They are the biggest blessing in my life.
Whatever life has brought you this year, I hope that today you can count at least a few blessings. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!