I’ve been thinking a lot about what todays grateful item would be. Reading over the previous five I am hopeful that much more of what I’m thankful for has been woven throughout. I didn’t want today’s post to be the typical things like faith, family and friends. You did read those things into the other posts, right? If not, here they are; I am very thankful for my faith the holds me steady, my family that always stands firm with me, and my friends who encourage me and add so much to my life.
Today’s post is what I like to call Thanksgiving soup – a bunch of little things that are full of goodness and laughter that come together to give great flavor to my world. It’s the simplest of things and people I encounter each day. Times and encounters that can’t be plan, Fate brings them together. We need to be paying attention to catch them.
This morning I got up to watch the Macy’s Day Parade – a Thanksgiving tradition of mine for many years. Jay got up with me and we enjoyed a cup of hot tea, the Rockettes, and marching bands from all over the country. About half way through, Cole got up and joined us. There the three of us snuggled on the couch, laughing and playfully enjoying some fun. It is these moments I have grown old enough and wise enough to cherish in my heart. You can’t trade them.
I won’t bore you with the hundreds of other examples of the simple pleasures in life for which I am thankful. But I will encourage you to slow down enough to enjoy a few for yourself.
All the best,