The Thanks of Giving

It is the holidays once more. And it seems that more people are putting up Christmas decorations early, including me, as the country comes together in celebrating what gives us joy. My ThanksChristmas tree is up but not decorated yet. It’s a little tall for the cieiling, which only adds to the amusement. We will decorate it after turkey.

Large gathering are being discouraged this year, so it will be a small celebration. Even though it has been a hard year for many, there are still things for which to be thankful.

I love my house, I love where I live. Love me awesome neighbors and lvoe this new life that I have carved out. It is a blessing to be here. It is a blessing to have the people who are in my life. It is a blessing to have had a new beginning, in this place, at this time.

Soon I will be able to visit family and friends in Georgia, but for now I will nest and celebrate here, where I am. This past weekend worked it’s magic, and the magic continues. Along with the traditions. Thanksgiving Taco Tuesday, friends, decorations, laughter wine and making memories.

Life is short. And when times are strange, as they are now, the focus must be on what we have now. In front of us. We cannot change how the world is at this moment, but we can do everything we can to make our world, our little universe, and those in it, feel wanted and loved. And for that we should all be thankful.