This weekend we will celebrate Thanksgiving. Our family is celebrating (which is really eating and drinking!) today – with the move coming up, it was a bit difficult to decide what to do. So we will be mixing a wee bit of tradition into our day and skimpy menu.
I enjoy all the holidays, so please do not misinterpret what I am about to say (deep breath…), but I sometimes find them unnecessary. There. I said it. Phew! I wish people could be thankful and grateful the whole year round, instead of just taking a long weekend to eat and drink to excess pretending to be; the same goes for Valentine’s Day, Christmas…the whole lot. We should be treating each other with respect all year long; we should show each other grace, gratitude and love each and every day. But I guess the economy needs an influx of cash so why not convince everyone they need to buy more, right? I know I sound completely cynical but know that I am not. I buy in too; I decorate, I love to cook and entertain, I go all out! And, really I know that deep down the purpose of these holidays (and long weekends) is to bring people together, spawn reflection and good times, but I cannot help the feeling that somehow that truth has been lost. Or forgotten?
Because of my health (current and previous experiences) I am thankful each and every day that I wake up – not to sound pious, but I am. I have experienced some very traumatic medical things that have rendered me very happy to be here, and allowed me a unique view of this crazy world, I suppose. But nonetheless, I am very thankful.
In light of this holiday of thanks, I would also like to say that I am thankful for everything and everyone I have in my life. I am grateful for all the wonder and beauty I am witness to each and every day. I am so, so thankful for the life I have and share with those I love (especially my husband and our three boys – one human, one cat, one dog!). I am grateful for the lessons I have learned and those I am in the process of. I am thankful for the opportunity to embark on a new adventure.
And, I am thankful to all of you who stop by here and take the time to read. It has been overwhelming to know that my daily (and archived!) scribbles can be shared with others…so, TA!