Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the United States. As we’re looking forward to spending time with family and friends and dreaming of turkey dinners, I think it’s important not to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday: a time to count one’s blessings. Three years ago, I started my tradition of making a “Thanksgiving ABC’s” list. Some of the items on the list repeat year after year, others are new.
Here is this year’s list of what I’m thankful for:
E: Eating out – one of the great pleasures of life
G: Giving thanks – not just on Thanksgiving, but every day
H: Health – the fact that mine, and the health of my girls, is excellent.
I: Inspiration from my cats
J: Joy in life’s small moments
O: Old friends
P: Purrs of Wisdom
Q: Quiet time – it’s essential for my personal well-being.
S: Sunny days
T: Tea. Current favorite: Celestial Seasonings’ Sugar Plum Spice
U: Unscheduled time on my calendar
V: Vanilla custard – the ultimate comfort food
W: Walking – my favorite form of exercise, and I get some of my best ideas on my daily walks.
X: No matter how hard I try, I can’t come up with anything that starts with X.
Y: You – my readers! You’re what motivates me to blog every day.
Z: Zen. It’s a state of mind I strive for every day.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?