This Thanksgiving the crowd around my table will be smaller than it used to be. Children grow up – jobs take them far away. Others have in-laws whose turn it is to host them.
Still – I have much to be thankful for.
- For those family members who will be with me on Thanksgiving.
- For all those who I will miss on this day – but so blessed that I have them to love – and to miss – and know that we will have other days together.
- For family members who are no longer with us – but so blessed that they were part of my life and I have the hope of being reunited some day.
- For health, home and plenty of life’s blessings both for me and for my family.
So — I will rejoice and thank God for what I have!
This poem by Ella Whaler Wilcox says it much better than I can:
We walk on starry fields of white and do not see the daisies.
For blessings common in our sight, we rarely offer praises.
We sigh for some supreme delight to crown our lives with splendour, and quite ignore our daily store of pleasure sweet and tender.