Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thanksgiving in August


on this very insignificant Tuesday, with no one perched around a table, no turkey in the oven, and no family gathered around, I would like to give thanks and praise.

Thank you for continued time with family, though we may not see each other as often as we'd like. Thank you for our health, though we may take it for granted. Thank you for the roof over our heads, the shoes on our feet, the food in our bellies, the pets that make us smile, the friends that help us, the parents that love us, the siblings that teach us, the grandparents that hug us, the cousins that spend time with us, the aunts and uncles that teach us life's secrets, the significant others that adore us when we give them every reason not to..
And for every lesson we learned along the way, in times when we may have forgotten to thank you.

Please bless these thoughts to the nourishment of our souls.