I’m feeling particularly thankful today, and as it is the week of Thanksgiving here in the United States, I thought it would be okay to share. My husband gave a talk in church today (which I missed, sadly) and I always enjoy the pre-sermon discussions. He says I am his harshest critic but I hope he knows that I am also his biggest supporter.
Our discussion centered around this: gratitude and thanksgiving are a vital part of life, even when life is not perfect. Especially when life is not perfect. Gratitude helps us focus on what we do have, and not what we don’t. It helps us realize the influence of others in our life. It helps us realize our potential for good.
Today I’m especially grateful for my mom who flew from California on short notice and has spent the last 10 days being my personal assistant, grandma to kids, chef extraordinaire, taxi driver, laundress, and all around going above and beyond what anyone should do for one of their kids. Thank you, mom, for rescuing me when I got in over my head with a project I’m working on. I’m blessed with a terrific friend, Tricia, who has treated my little one as one of her own (and taken her to the gym and the store and her own daughter’s thanksgiving feast and countless other places over the last few weeks/months). I’m thankful for patient children and a husband who is my biggest supporter.
And I’m thankful for fall in Virginia. Because it is just. about. perfect.