Thankful for What Is
While I'm officially late to acknowledge Thanksgiving, it is never too late to be thankful.
Right now, as I return to the computer from a busy few days, I reflect on all that has happened recently. Everything that has brought me to right here, right now. Everything that has allowed me to live in this moment of gratitude.
I am thankful for a family that (despite the reluctance) continues to run with me. I am deeply thankful that our son has joined us this year on our family tradition (Drumstick Dash on thanksgiving morning).
I am thankful for foggy drives through the park that re-awaken my sense of wonder and immerse me in magical realities.
I am thankful for family - even when family isn't the first thing on their mind.
I am thankful for warm days that allow us one more chance to go down the slide...
and a perfect day to search for the perfect Christmas tree.
(With breaks built in.)
I am thankful for an abundant local farmers market
and music to shop by (from the talented Tuba Santas).
I am thankful for soft and fuzzy reindeer
and family so absolutely stinkin' adorable.
I'm thankful for dads who love their daughters.
I am thankful for people who volunteer their time and love (especially when it brings immense joy to our children).
I am thankful for the ongoing fascination and exploration of children. (She found a berry that fell off of a tree and decided to plant it to see what would happen.)
And I am so thankful for time just to be.
May we all continue to find moments in the mundane for which to be thankful.