It's been a rough day. Actually, sort of a rough week. Actually, it has been rough for a while.
But not because any of us are sick or hurt or injured. And not because our family has suffered unimaginable loss. And certainly not because we don't feel loved.
We are all healthy. We have come through another year with minor setbacks and a few tears. We know we are loved, and it shows by the actions of our friends, neighbors and family.
So while I am feeling down and out at times - panicking about the future - uncertain when life will feel "normal" again - I am going to be thankful and grateful this holiday season. I'm going to remember this year as a lesson in life and move on in the coming months.
You can take away some of the conveniences, luxuries and indulgences in my life, but without a doubt you can't take away my holiday spirit. My kids find it magical and so do I - I hope I've given them that gift of wonder and joy this time of year.
Happy Thanksgiving! Surround yourself with love and laughter. I am.