Monday, November 27, 2006


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.


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.