On Thanksgiving eve before church services, feastings at tables and the Cowboys hold court at AT&T Stadium, it might be wise to close your eyes and take a very deep breath of silence. No one needs to know that you’re doing it… except for you.
Just consider your losses and your blessings since the pandemic started nearly three years ago. Yes, there have been many painful times, both personal and professional. And they can’t all be blamed on the virus. There were the February 2021 grid killer, the 2022 “winter freezer,” financial and social upsets of the day and too many lives gone.
But along with the bad times, your resilience continued to withstand the challenges with the help of innumerable opportunities, achievements and developments. Some were hard earned; others were a total surprise. Despite doors being closed, windows unexpectedly opened.
Be grateful. Thanksgiving is a day in the year when you take time to embrace what you have and commemorate your losses.
Even if it’s as small as waking to a cloudy morning with showers or trying to thaw out a iceberg of a turkey, it’s still the realization that you are here and have a chance to make a difference for good in the days and years to come.
Whether you’re joining family and/or friends around a table or just taking time for solitude, enjoy the blessings of an occasion whose sole purpose is to celebrate the wonderment of what was and what will be.
Beth Thoele says
Happy Thanksgiving, Jean!! Nice article. 🙂
Judy Kirkley says
Thank you. So well said and so true. Hope you and your family and friends have a meaningful day.