Happy Thanksgiving – American this time

Back in October I was privileged to visit my family in Canada and celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving.  This weekend (a long one) I celebrated again with family.

Daughter came home from Virginia for a week to catch up and visit.  A friend of hers joined us for some sightseeing in Arkansas.  Garvan Gardens all wound up in lights is quite beautiful this year and is wonderful preparation for Christmas.  We also toured a couple of airports; were physically present in five different states; interred a loved one’s ashes; and ate some good food.

There were a number of reminders that we take A LOT of things for granted.  Small things like the amazing fact of air travel, access to vehicles that work most of the time, food that we don’t have to hunt down, harvest, or milk, family members that know and love the Lord.

I don’t think that I am ungrateful but what does it mean to not see and appreciate these things?

As some  friends like to say, “I am blessed and highly favored.”


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