This Thanksgiving, I’ve looked at the news around the world.
I’ve seen the starvation and genocide in Yemen. I’ve read about the suffering of the people of Venezuela. I’ve heard about the awful goings-on in the Middle East and in South Africa. And it’s just the tip of an ugly iceberg that breaks my heart and makes our problems seem so trivial.
Yet here we are, complaining all the time about prices going up, about the economy, about the poisons in our food, about politics. Today, I’m not going to gripe about my bills, a looming car repair, or even my favorite subject to wax eloquent about, the creeping march of censorship.
Sure, it’s serious.
But my God, we are so incredibly fortunate here.
I’m so grateful for the food in my pantry and the ability to buy more at any time from a huge variety of places.
I’m so thankful for my beautiful, healthy, kind-hearted daughters and their presence in my life.
I’m so happy that my mom has met someone who fills her days with a joy she never thought she’d have again after losing my dad, and I’m so glad to call my stepfather a member of my family.
I’m delighted every day by the presence of my furry friends who are also part of the family.
I’m grateful for the freedom to run a business from my laptop in any corner of the world that has internet.
I’m thankful for my close friends. The wonderful collection of weirdos that really “get” me make my life better every single day.
And for you.
I wouldn’t be here, writing this sappy post, without you, the readers. The people who comment, the people who argue, the people who read silently, and those who send me emails – I’m very grateful for all of you and your presence in my life. Even though we’ve never met, I feel as though we’d be friends and wish there was a big neighborhood here with the populace of this internet community that we’ve created.
Thank you so much for being a part of my life.
I wish you a day filled with gratitude, food, loved ones, peace, and satisfaction with the life you’re living.