I am so grateful that all three of my kids will be here tomorrow. And grateful that we all decided to have beef instead of turkey. I am grateful that I have a car to drive to the store. And money with which to purchase groceries.
I remember one special Thanksgiving when I was sober about 5 years. I lived in a little apartment and didn't have a car. My kids and I made up our shopping list for Thanksgiving dinner. There were three columns. One for the food item. One for the estimated cost. And one for the estimated weight. The weight was as important as the cost, since we were carrying it all back home. We decided on that Thanksgiving to have a roast beef instead of turkey due to weight. It was a wonderful trip to the grocery store, and it was a wonderful Thanksgiving.
They all have their own charm. But I am grateful that at this point in life it is not necessary for me to be overly concerned with weight or cost. I am grateful that this year I am concerned with letting those I love know how very much I love them. I am grateful that there are a million ways to show that instead of just talking about it.
I am off to a 6:30 meeting - well, after I get bathed and dressed, that is. Another day of work, and then I am off for 4 days. Woo! Hoo!