I was reading a book yesterday and the writer said that she had been, years ago, invited to the Royal palace for dinner. I always wondered how anyone could feel hungry in such a formal setting with such good (fitted) clothes on. I really appreciate beauty and elegance and would love the idea of being at one of those dinners, but in reality I know that I wouldn’t enjoy the meal nearly as much as one shared in a relaxed, comfortable home, with soft furniture and maybe a wood stove burning in the corner, animals around, possibly a cat on my lap, wearing pants with a stretch-band waist.
I feel grateful for the fabric spandex, and for stretchy waist bands and comfortable furniture, and for a couple of days a year when I feel free to eat without guilt. I also feel grateful for the effort made by people to get together, even when it is a lot of work, and celebrate whatever this day means to them; whether that be connection with family, or friends, or animals, or eating Turkey and watching football, or shopping for Christmas presents, working at a community dinner….whatever makes you happy, I hope you can do it today.
Please feel free to share with us your particular joys; the things that you love, the things that you are grateful for today. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone…my gratitude that you are a part of this community is beyond words.