Thursday, November 24, 2011
24 Days of Thankfulness: Day 24
I'm thankful for Thanksgiving. That we have a certain special times throughout the year when "real life" is forced to stop and recognize that there are more important things. When we sit mesmerized by gigantic balloons floating through a city hundreds of miles away. When we celebrate abundant blessings by seeing how much food we can fit on a paper plate. When we visit with people we only see once or twice a year (or decade) whether we like it or not. ; ) When we reminisce about simpler times--times when we were smaller and the world was bigger yet some how vastly less scary. When our hearts recognize those loved ones who are missing and, perhaps, appreciate those still here a little more. Friends and family and food and blue skies and no worries and Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on TV and tucking tired kids into bed and pulling the cover up over my cold toes and being able to go to sleep content knowing that God loves me. Thank You, thank You, thank You.