For the first time in many, many years, I will not be cooking anything on Thanksgiving. Even when I’ve gone to a friend or family member’s home instead of hosting dinner myself , I make something to bring and my own dinner for the next day. This year, my husband and I are having a special get-away somewhere warm and tropical. It is much-needed.
I am thankful that we are able to have this special time. I am thankful for a lot of things. I do not observe the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving because of the tall-tale about the Pilgrims. I use the holiday to break bread with family and friends (usually) and think about all that I have to be thankful for.
I am delighted that I recently found a church home. I am very grateful to wake up “in my right mind” each day as my grandmother often said.
I have written several posts over the years with an attitude of gratitude. Here are a few that I hope you might enjoy as you observe Thanksgiving in your life.
Published originally on March 20, 2010
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Originally published on December 16, 2008