Thursday, November 27, 2008


It's Thanksgiving day, if you are an American, and everyone is thankful today for things like family and friends.

I am too.

But I'm also thankful for the hour I had to myself this morning. Okay, so my overgrown puppy was with me, but she can't talk, so I consider it an hour to myself.

It was cold this morning. About 24 degrees. The ground was all crackly as I stepped on it.

I got to see the sun come up over the Tennessee river as I walked along the cold, cold path. Ginger crunched through the leaves next to me.

I was totally at peace.

I am grateful that I live in such a beautiful place. Within five miles of my home are eight different walking paths. I walk past massive cornfields and rivers. I walk in beautiful parks that have something to offer every season of the year.

This is where I live.

I thought about family and why I am so deliriously grateful for the family I have. It occurred to me that eleven years ago on Thanksgiving Day that I believed that I would never, ever have what I have now. That because my first husband decided he didn't love me anymore, that no one ever would. That I could never, ever have a husband who adores me, two beautiful children, a ridiculous dog, and a lovely home.

It's so much more than that. So much more than I can even say.

I am thankful.
I am blessed.

And today I know it.


judy in ky said...

Perfect Thanksgiving post. Amen.

Angie said...

Dude. You are SO blessed.
And even better? You are a blessing.

Have a beautiful day -- you deserve it!

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Keep writing, keep living, keep're doing great!

Kimberly said...

I love the moments where what we always kinda sorta know, crystallizes in our mind and suddenly we really KNOW.

Beautifully put.

giants fan said...

it is so important for all of us to look around at our blessings... especially when we have come so far.

Twisted Cinderella said...

A wonderful post. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

babyrocasmama said...

You are blessed! While reading this post I could visualize what you were describing & it gave me an incredible sense of serenity. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Im not american but live in america and am grateful for my family and the place I am now in life. Keep writing!