Monday, November 27, 2006

Meta-thanksgiving

The annual question: what are you thankful for?

And my answer this year is weird. I mean, I could say that I'm thankful for my husband, my friends, my church, my family, my dog . . . it's all true. I am thankful for all those things. But this year, as everyone around me seemed to be thankful for the things I would usually mention, I was just thankful for Thanksgiving itself.

I am thankful for the break--for the time when pretty much everyone in the country decided to take it easy, hang out at home, or spend good times with friends and family. I have a hard time resting when I know people are working and trying to be productive without me . . . so as I continue to live this grown-up life in which I go to work five days a week, I'm beginning to appreciate holidays so much more. This holiday, for me, was Sabbath. I was freed up to rest--or at least, to not work--and I am so thankful. Heck, I'm thankful that I live a life that I can be grateful for.

3 comments:

brannabee said...

upon my readiness to leave you a comment, i realize that i do not know whether it is "hear, hear" or "here, here".
i assume it is the former, but i do not know when i last had occasion to type that out. so. okay then.
glad you're thankful for thanksgiving. God is good.

Dulcimer said...

Hear, hear!

:)

brannabee said...

thank you so much, dulcimer, my literary geenus. you know, i still have never gone to wikipedia on my own. huh.