Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving up here in the great white north.  A time for celebration that has beginnings that are tied to historical exploration and harvest.  Today - it's more about family, friends, and of course, giving thanks.

So today as I consider how the year has gone, I realized that in the scope of life nothing ever runs completely smooth.  But right now the house is warm, the power is back on after the other day's  repeated outage and I've got a cup of coffee beside me and the dog snoring at my feet.  The day is slowly beginning and soon the rest of the house will awake.  This is my writing time.  The quiet time every day that is all mine.  I love it and as I consider I realize there's a lot of things in my life that I love.  I've been lucky so far.

Other than the usual griping about the change of weather heading us straight to winter - did I mention this was the great white north?  Seriously, it's been a beautiful fall so far and other than a day or two when my resolution to wear sandals through to the end of the month, caused frost nipped toes - I've made good on the promise quite easily.  So to be thankful for the year here in my part of the prairies is pretty easy.  We've had no natural disasters, no wars, no insurrections of any type and it's completely safe to walk around my neighborhood after dark.   There's been calamities - how can there not be with a rich network of family and friends.  But they've all ironed out to manageable levels.  And health wise - everyone, for now, is on a steady keel.  In the end you can't ask for much more than that.

Every once in a while you just have to give thanks.  And today is it - please pass the turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving!


BTW - I think in the scope of things it might just be the turkey who has no thanks to give.


Carol N Wong said...

Griping here in North Texas. We had a summer full of 100 plus days and part of week of perfect weather-70-80s and now it is cold!!!!

That happened to Fall?


Ryshia Kennie said...

Feel for you Carol - hate when the weather turns too quickly. On the upside, it's got to be better than what the east coast is expecting shortly - snow.