Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Not so much because of the food- though I do look forward to my Tofurkey and tofu pumpkin pie, plus all the fixings- but because it's a day to count my blessings. Of course, this is something we should do every day of the year: a gratitude journal is a good way to take stock of the good things in our lives.
Even when we don't feel so blessed, when things aren't necessarily bountiful in our lives, there is always something we can be thankful for, if only the fact that we are still breathing.
I am blessed to still have my loving and generous parents and sister. Some wonderful friends. My creative work that hopefully blesses others. A roof over my head. My health issues under control. And a myriad of other blessings, too numerous to get into.