There's the craziness, and the Turkey and the stuffing and the football, but why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? I'd have to say that the name is fairly self explanatory, but for some reason, we don't really think about that stuff anymore. Maybe it's because the pie might burn, or because Aunt Claire 's plane was delayed, or because you'll die if you have to sit through one more college game. Whatever the reason, I hope you and your family can find a minute this year to really think about how much we have, and how much we have to be thankful for.
I have spent the last week or so really thinking about what life would be like if I didn't have all those things I take for granted, so I thought I would share my list with you.
I am thankful that I know where I will sleep tonight.
I'm thankful for all those who are constantly watching to make sure my children are safe.
I'm thankful that my home looks like this:
...And has not been ravaged by war like this:
I am thankful that my children go to a school like this:
...And not like this:
I'm thankful that my children have enough to eat.
I'm thankful that we have water like this:
...When so many have water like this:
I'm thankful that we will eat dinner here tomorrow:
...and not here:
But, more than all of this, I am thankful for the incredible love that has saved me from myself, even when I am so terribly undeserving.
For all of this and so much more, I am truly thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving, from my family to yours.