I am thankful for a home that needs to be cleaned and for laundry that needs to be done; these are assurances of being well taken care of.
I am thankful for the early morning quiet and the turkey that was prepared during that time, and for all the incredible smells that define the day. I am thankful for diverse tastes and the various stuffings that were made to satisfy them.
I am thankful for the snow that was cleared from the driveway this week and the firewood that was carried in.
I am thankful for my family...those here and those far away, especially Jason who is spending the first Thanksgiving in 27 years apart from us.
I am thankful for friends willing to open their home each year and begin this joyful season with a pre-holiday brunch that lasts well into the night...and for all the friends that accompany that event!
For my faith, my family, my friends, and for my God and all that He has given to me, I am thankful.