This year, Thanksgiving is more meaningful to me--more than just turkey and dressing. Maybe I'm just growing old and sentimental, but I seem to have a deeper sense of gratitude this year.
I'm thankful for surviving another year financially. When so many in this country--this world--are suffering in poverty and financial ruin. Business for us has been tough this year, but sufficient. For that, I'm grateful!
I'm thankful for the wonderful family I've always dreamed of having. We are not especially a traditional family. It's me, my husband and five 4-legged babies who bring us (well, maybe just me) great joy every day! For that, I'm blessed!
I'm thankful we've been able to continue our biannual travels to Europe. It's hard to believe that we have covered so much ground in 11 years. From small charming Italian villages like Radda in Chianti and San Quirico d'Orcia to major romantic cities like Madrid and Paris, traveling Europe has enlightened and broadened me! I have experience many cultural things like Flamenco dancing, shopping the outdoor markets in Amsterdam, and cruising the canals of Bruges. I have enjoyed fabulous local cuisine like Spain's Jamon Iberico and Amsterdam's Puccini chocolate, and actually crave those breakfasts of salame and cheese. I have learned to look forward to the unexpected like trulli in Alberobello, pee-cans, and cities where bicycles outnumber cars and people! For this, I'm am eternally honored.
This Thanksgiving, I give thanks.
May your Thanksgiving be a blessed one!