I had a post all prepared: a few paragraphs talking about all the stuff I’m thankful for this year. It was nice.
I re-read it this morning, and decided not to share it with you.
Why, praytell, would you be interested in what I’m thankful for? Aren’t we all thankful for one thing or another? Do you need to hear how I am grateful for my loved ones, our health, food, shelter, chocolate?? How is this different from anyone else?
Instead, I decided to share one thought that I feel is important to say. And this is it:
I am thankful to all of you, for reading, following, and taking time to comment on my blog. I am truly filled with gratitude for your support.
I should take more time from my busy schedule to appreciate what others do, and embrace the abundant joys in my life. I don’t do it enough, and I certainly shouldn’t wait until the end of each year to recognize all of the gifts in my life. But let’s face it, time flies by and before we know it, here we are, heading into winter (unless you’re in Australia, in which case, you’re getting warmer, but since I have no followers (yet) down under, this doesn’t really pertain), and I’ve let another ten or so months pass by without so much as a beholden note.
I’ll work on that. Maybe we should all work on it. Would be a nicer place to live, wouldn’t it?
We’re going to get busier in the next month, and I will be writing here in December, but I’ll wish you a nice holiday season now – before the craziness sets in. I wish you stress-free, healthy, love and goodwill-filled days, maybe some snow, some quality family time. Isn’t that what it’s about, after all?
As you run around, shopping, cleaning, and cooking, just remember: it will all get done. Don’t worry. Have an eggnog. Sing a carol. Light a menorah. Watch a Peanuts special. Enjoy it. The years are fleeting, my friends.
Let’s keep that in mind as we head into the season.
And let’s be thankful.