It is that time of year. We look at the bounty and recall what we are thankful for. Some have more reason for gratitude than others. Some have more reason to celebrate than others and yet still more have good reason not to celebrate at all.
And so things continue as we start the countdown to the day we celebrate the arbitrary change of the year and even before that, its shortest one. Thankful is relative when the day is also. I am taking the long way around of saying is this:
I am thankful for another day. I am thankful for the relationships I have now and in the future. I am thankful the sun turns, things grow, and the world spins.
Today is about discovery, like all days should be. What don’t you know today that you will tonight? Open your ears, eyes, and heart and the world will open for you.
I am thankful for all of these things and more. I am thankful for my friends. I am doubly so for family (and triply so for my grandchild).
Here is the thing. I don’t need a special day to remember these things. These are part of the things that make me, me. What I am grateful for, life and all of you, is what drives me to start each new day.
For that, I am very thankful.