The Tonic of Thankfulness

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.
― Abraham H. Maslow

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Because thankfulness is the tonic that always cures the cancers of greed, envy and jealously, it should be taken in liberal doses daily.
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Although I may have a couple of sisters who lament the thought of having to gather around in small spaces with the whole family because of the drama that has the potential to ooze out onto the dinner table, I think you would be hard-pressed to find someone who did not list Thanksgiving as one of the greatest holidays of the year. Especially not me. Thanksgiving is the penultimate. I love the traditions my family have. I love the chaos of trying to bring all of the different side dishes, main course, and deserts together. I love the detail and care that goes into the tablescape. I even love the clash of personalities because it’s so my family. I love that it is a day that begs people to reflect on thankfulness.

I am thankful for a roof over my head and to be able to begin to put down roots again.

I am thankful my family was able to get together this fall for a vacation and that everyone ended up making it there, despite work and distances and even hurricanes.

I am thankful Josh is in a job he enjoys and is rewarded for his hard work.

I am thankful I no longer live in the place that just got 40inches of snow at the beginning of this week. YESSSSS.

I am thankful my dogs are, despite the ever more present signs of aging, still here to greet me with slobbery kisses in the morning from my bedside every day.

I am thankful for chocolate. LIKE. YOU. WOULDN’T. BELIEVE.

And I am the utmost thankful for my Edyn. She has been a life changer, to say the least. Certainly in more ways than I could ever list in this particular blog post. She is my anchor, my air, my respite, my purpose, my love. I am thankful she is my life.

Happiest Thanksgivings to you and may you feel an overabundance of gratitude and appreciation wherever you find yourself this week.

Always,

K

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