Thankful This Thanksgiving
Of course we are. I am. But why should we only be thankful one day of the year? I THANK not!
Although this turkey day opened fresh wounds of reminders of just how “lucky” we are. Thankful isn’t especially the word I would use to describe my Thanksgiving or that day of thanks for two other families in particular.
This day observed in November each year, brought a new meaning of yet another holiday without a father sitting in the captains seat. And a son unable to use both hands to help carve the turkey. And for me a reminder of nearly 20 years ago when on this day my husband had a major heart attack and it was the first time I saw first hand how mindfulness is much more valuable than thankfulness. Yesterday, just shy of 20 years of health issues, my husband sat pale faced as yet another commercial spun on the tv of just how toxic his treatment is for this stage of Melanoma Cancer
Thankful he was at our table this year, of course or how my father n law states “don’t be stupid” but grateful for the last year for the three families we are close with whom have experienced a year like never dreamt, hell yes
Mindful of each milestone this year, Madilynne turned 16, Gavin started Middle School and Asher lived by himself in New York to attend NY Culinary Institutes summer program, absolutely
Deleted my facebook page nearly one year ago, damn straight!
Officially told our company I was resigning, tapping out, focusing on my family and my health beginning January 1,2017, yes I did!
Participating in Black Friday and causing my leg to swell from walking and standing for hours, no way!
This Thanksgiving as we celebrated Madilynnes 16th bday and continued our Palm Desert turkey tradition, we also reflected and became more mindful of what’s important in life, and it’s not spending a ton of money and hours of cooking in a kitchen if that’s not your thing! Playing cards, sitting in a tube in the pool, reading a book, playing tennis; whatever is your pleasure be yourself and be mindful not today but everyday!