In America, today is Thanksgiving. What was once a one-day event (officially instituted by Abraham Lincoln) has turned into a mega-weekend of eating followed by more eating, then shopping and probably some decorating for Christmas.
I'm concentrating on Thanksgiving and the meaning of the day, and I'm going to let the rest of the weekend take care of itself.
I'm thankful for love, the source of which is our Creator and Redeemer, God Almighty.
I'm thankful for family, the earthly connections that ground us.
I'm thankful for friendship and the balm of knowing whom you can count on.
I'm thankful for laughter and the medicine it provides for the soul.
I'm thankful for tears and their healing power.
I'm thankful for freedom and those who ensure it every day with their service to our country.