My joints and muscles are aching this morning, tired from yesterday's festivities, of getting the house ready, making turkey and getting together with friends. As if I should know my limits by now...
But Thanksgiving is truly my most favorite holiday. It is the gateway deep into the Fall Season and Christmastime. It is a no-strings-attached holiday....making food and bringing a good attitude are the only requirements for get togethers. There is no gift giving stress.
...and the food...really! Turkey, casseroles, souffles and desserts. It is a holiday giving permission for the sinful consumption of absolutely everything.
But in all seriousness, this celebration is pure in its intention, and of the hundreds of things I am thankful for today, here are 4.
* That my immediate family is intact and secure despite the miles that might have spanned between us.
* That I have been blessed by the love of my children, even from the wee one still in my belly.
* That the humble life I live is mine to live through the span of my own imagination and dreams.
* That friendships can arise from the oddest of situations and despite the difference between people.
I hope that you had a peaceful week! And here's to a busy few weeks crafting before Christmas!