Thanksgiving day

Its Thanksgiving Day in America – a holiday and celebration I think every country should have.  According to President Obama’s proclamation,  its a day for Americans to come together … with gratitude for all we have received in the past year, to express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own and to share our bounty with others. Thanksgiving – we should all do more of it.

Here I am again, six months since I wrote my first post and three months since I wrote my last one. My reflections on the last three months are messy: a heap of loose ends and tangled thoughts making a very effective writer’s block.  So lets sweep all that to one side and start with where we are today, Thanksgiving and a list (easy to write, easy to read).  These are the things I’m giving thanks for, right now.

Actually, not so easy to write.  Where to start?  Where to stop?  There are so many things to include in one list from the mundane to the invaluable.  Who am I giving thanks to?   Maybe I should be phoning or writing to people to say thank-you.  Enough.  Here’s the list:

Our flat and the quiet, peace and space we enjoy; good food, daily; good design; the internet and everything I can do on it; my baby boy running around, trying out new words and sounds, strong, healthy, happy and funny; my husband, friend, companion and wonderful father;  I appreciate my sister coming to see us today and staying for supper; I appreciate my good friends living good lives – showing me it can be done; I appreciate my family, past present and future;  I appreciate knowing the constant presence of a loving God.  For all of this and so much more, I give thanks.

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I started blogging after the birth of my first child. Since I stopped working, I realise I am defined far more by my relationships than by what I do. So, I am: wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend.

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