Two little words: Thank you.
There are always more reasons than we realize to appreciate what we have. Some of us are appreciative daily. Some days, it’s hard to find the bright spot that may be right there, in the dark tunnel, within reach.
Giving thanks is something we do on this day because it is tradition, because we take a moment to pause, because even with long travel lines at airports and a race to get the cooking finished on time, if we’re fortunate, we share a meal with loved ones and friends.
Around here, we keep our Thanksgiving simple. And to me, the reasons for giving thanks have always been easy to see. I am thankful for my sons, for their good health and even better humor, for the roof over our heads, for the food we’ll eat this afternoon.
When online friends become real friends
This year, I am immeasurably thankful to people I might never recognize on the street. To people who have made me laugh, made me cry, taught me lessons, and enriched my life with their kindness and generosity.
I wish you all a peaceful day, even filled with the chaos and commotion of cooking, cleanup, and kids. When you come up for air, please stop by and read the incredible writers on my blogroll.
There are too many of you to list here, but a very special thanks to a few of you who have given me more than you can know, and to this community which has filled my days and nights with friendship.
- Cathy @ Divorced Women Online
- Kristen @ Motherese
- The Kitch Witch
- Cathy @ All I Want To Say
- Lisa @ Peripheral Perceptions
- Bruce @ Privilege of Parenting
- Linda @ Bar Mitzvahzilla
- Tish @ A Femme d’un Certain Age
- Delia @ Real Delia
- Sarah @ Momalom
- Elizabeth @ Irreverent Musings
- Contemporary Troubadour
- Gale @ Ten Dollar Thoughts
- Amber @ Making the Moments Count
- Jane @ They Call Me Jane
- Christine @ Coffees and Commutes
- The Exception
I know I’ve forgotten someone – but forgive me, please. The clock is ticking and I have cooking and baking duty, and with one son winging his way home right now, I’d better get to it! Around this house, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without those mini-pecan pies I need to put in the oven.
Enjoy your cooking, your baking, your eating, your visiting, your reading, your writing, and a moment of knowing that words you send out into the online world make a difference in the real one.