I have a lot to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is a special day with special history; a time when people stop to remember what all they have to be thankful for. I try to do that every day, and more so in recent years. As an older person, health issues crop up, and I’ve been able to do some things about some problems that came with all that, making some of them less of a problem. If you don’t have your health, not much else matters. So we tend to concentrate on that more as we get up there in years.
But there is so much more. Family is so important, and as some family members get older, we need to remember to be thankful to have them with us, and to have shared our lives with them and they with us. Then there are the younger family members; my son, who has always been such a joy. And now I have a wonderful almost daughter in law, who I already consider family. They will make their promises to each other in the spring and spend their lives making each other happy. That makes me happy and thankful.
There are friends, great people who we each share different experiences with, and who all so enrich our lives.
There is peace where we live. So many people in the world can’t say that now. We can be thankful and hope or pray or whatever each person does to wish our peace to continue.
There are creature comforts. I’m thankful to have enough: food, warmth, a good home; things that many people don’t have, even in our small town. That old saying that having “enough” should be enough, and living simply is a better way to live, I like to live by that every day.
Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you have enough, and even enough to share sometimes with those who don’t.