It's that day of the year again, that poor, abused, overlooked holiday that lately has become nothing more than the four-minute warning for Christmaspalooza. That's very unfortunate, because that's not what today is about. It's about pausing and giving thanks for what you have, not looking at what you still need.
There is a lot for us in this house to be thankful for, especially this year. We're both working again and life is getting better; despite occasional grumbles and frustrations, the two of us do get some basic satisfaction from our vocations. We continue to have each other, and love one another just as much now as we did when it all began, but it's a relationship that's matured and mellowed and keeps getting better. We have our families. We have a mighty tiger who guards our house and looks after us and makes sure we don't oversleep. We have friends all over the world who care for us, and we care for them. We have our health. See? You think about those things, and it's that much less time you spend worrying about material things, which really don't matter anyway.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I hope you take some time to realize that even if it doesn't look like you have a lot, you actually have a lot more than you may realize.