What an unusual Thanksgiving. I think it may be the first time I’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner alone. I’ve been battling the sniffles for a couple of days and I have some family members who simply cannot afford to get sick from my germs so I quarantined myself.
Don’t feel bad for me though. I enjoyed my delicious meal while siting on a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It allowed me a few moments of solitude to reflect on those things I am thankful for this year.
- I’m thankful for this little slice of paradise and for all the times I get to visit.
- I’m thankful for my mom and cousin for accommodating me with my weird food allergies and preparing a meal I could fully enjoy.
- I’m thankful for my husband who doesn’t mind me taking a few days to travel to see our children.
- I’m thankful that even though I didn’t spend Thanksgiving with my children, I will get to see them this weekend.
- I’m thankful that although they live out of state, they live in interesting places that are easy to get to and fun to visit.
- I’m thankful for my son’s wedding coming up next month.
- I’m thankful for his beautiful bride-to-be; she’s as beautiful on the inside as the outside.
- I’m thankful for my son’s future in-laws. He is marrying into a kind and loving family.
- I’m thankful for my daughter and how helpful she has been with the wedding planning on the groom’s side.
- I’m thankful for my son-in-law for allowing me to steal her away for a few days to work on wedding stuff in Nashville.
- I’m thankful for my friends who make life’s journey so much better.
- I’m thankful for Thanksgiving Day, when we can pause and reflect on all the things for which we are thankful. It is tempting and easy to focus our attention on what is wrong in our lives. We need to focus instead on our blessings, the things we are thankful for.
- Most of all, I am thankful to God, the giver of all good things who, through his son, blesses us beyond measure.
By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be over. What are you thankful for this year?