Today is Thanksgiving. It is a day which means many things to many people here in the United States, but mostly a time to come together with your family, friends and loved ones and to celebrate the abundance in our lives. Rich and I are both off today from work, for which I am thankful we both have meaningful employment, and gathered with his family to feast. I brought a sweet potato casserole which I made this morning from fresh sweet potatoes to add to the other traditional fare. The food was delicious, and the company always appreciated. I am thankful that my life path brought me to inclusion in a loving family. I am fortunate in the second half of my life to have found Rich, and to be accepted into his clan. I am thankful for my wonderful husband, who is the best companion I could have wished for. I am thankful that despite the political rancor that is present in our country today, we still live in a peaceful and plentiful society, where for the most part we can go about our daily activities in safety, and freedom.
I contacted my sisters today to wish them well on this day when we express our gratitude. My own family of birth is far away, and my beloved mother is gone now, yet when I saw this picture below and selected it to post, I see my mother's face in my own. I miss you mom! I look now as she did when I was in high school.
It is a good holiday, to stop and take time to reflect on the positives in our lives. I truly have abundance, which I recognize, and always acknowledge a deep appreciation for.
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