Does everyone's family go around the dinner table at Thanksgiving and say what they are thankful for?
No? Yeah, neither does mine. I wish we did, though. I have so much I'm grateful for, and I think it really hits home when I sit down and list it out. Usually, however, various family members are champing at the bit to EAT ALREADY, so we do a short blessing and then have at it. This year, at least, we all sang "God Our Father," under the direction of William, and those few seconds, at least, were magical enough to make me feel profound gratitude.
But I still think this is a good exercise, so I'm going to do it anyway.
I am thankful for:
my husband, David;
my mom and daddy;
my in-laws, Diane and Aaron, and BIL Mark;
my nice warm house;
my life in Nashville;
my health and the health of my loved ones;
my career as a writer;
all the good fortune that I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy;
Diet Coke, Mozart's Requiem, Red Vines, Trader Joe's, good books worth rereading, cashmere and my iPhone.
But most of all, I'm thankful for these two little guys:
They make my heart full.