November 28th, 2013

family

Thanksgiving

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American pals! May you, like this turkey hopes to, make it through the day without being killed and eaten. Here is a partial list of things for which I'm thankful this year:

  • That I'll be spending today with both my siblings and their spouses, five of their seven children, and my grandmother.
  • That Grandma remains reasonably healthy at the age of 96.
  • And that my dad also remains healthy at the age of 81.
  • And that I and the rest of the family also remains healthy.
  • That I'm working.
  • That I've found a church home in Madison that has encouraged and challenged me to help others and that has helped me when I've needed it.
  • That Community returns on January 2.
  • That I rent from a very sweet woman who was more than gracious about the rent when I faced some financial troubles earlier in the year.
  • That there weren't six elections, including two with historically high turnouts, this year.
  • That I live in a city with a good public transit system.

I hope that you all have a lot to be thankful for today, too.