Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday. What is better than a holiday with no presents, but with lots of food, family and friends?
My favorite part of Thanksgiving – aside from the mashed potatoes, which we have discussed here at length – is setting aside a day to think about all the things I am thankful for.
It is so easy to get caught up in daily life and to forget what I have and how fortunate I am.
This year, I am thankful for so many things, among them:
All of you – I had no idea when I started blogging that I would find such a supportive, funny and inspiring community. Thank you for all the comments, kudos and encouragement.
My family – it is hard to be away from Baltimore at this time of year, but I am fortunate that my mom comes out to visit and my husband cooks a fantastic dinner – how can I not be thankful about that?
My two year old pup, who actually turns two years old on Thursday and thinks everyone celebrates his birthday with a big feast! I have been looking forward to the maturity of two and we are finally here. Now, I will look forward to the further sophistication of three.
My friends, who know how to make me laugh until I cry. I exhale completely when I am with my closest friends.
My colleagues, who have dedicated their lives to helping low income families and vulnerable children and who inspire me on a daily basis with their passion, their dedication and their vision.
Simply to have a warm house to live in, food to eat and people to love.
Sometimes it is good to take a moment and just reflect on all the things that are good in life.
What do you think? What are you most grateful for this year? What are your Thanksgiving traditions?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for reading.
Have a happy and safe holiday. And for a little Turkey-based levity: