Monday, October 11, 2010

Rich Beyond Words

The remnants of our Thanksgiving feast still linger - unwashed pots and uneaten pie litter the kitchen table. My hurried attempt to convert the turkey carcass into soup is stashed in the back of the fridge in a Tupperware container.
Am I tired? Yup. Am I full? Yup - and not just of turkey and pie. I am overcome with reasons to be grateful:

  • stained tablecloth documenting countless festivities
  • a long table of feasting people who I love - and who love me
  • laughter and debate instead of silence and loneliness
  • leftovers
  • full heart
  • a father who is not only alive - but living fully
  • a weekend of perfect autumn weather
  • a husband who supports my awakening and efforts to give back
  • my children and family -- it always comes down to that, doesn't it?
  • my freedom and my country
  • my friends - my chosen family
Today we will celebrate Thanksgiving with my other family and best of all - our Nana's 98th birthday. See? A handful more reasons for me to be thankful. I am rich beyond belief.


  1. Have I mentioned you and your father are adorable?
    Happy birthday, Nana!

  2. Looks like you had a good time! :)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! What a great holiday, isn't it. I love Thanksgiving here and it must be just as great in Canada. You deserve to be so wonderfully blessed - sending warm thoughts to you!

  4. Wow, what a feast of people and senses you had (my imagination of it!) What a great tribute to Nana and your brood. Glad to have read it and love you too lady, peace from me and mine, Sue

  5. Thank you everyone for dropping 'round. Jon - *blush* I am humbled (but still adorable).

    Penny - We did!

    Kattrina - Felt the warmth of your thoughts and yes I LOVE Thansgiving. Canadians like to beat the Americans to the punch so we have ours in Oct.

    Susie Q - love you too - you are more than a cube-mate.


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