Today is a day to reflect on and give thanks for those things and circumstances that make our lives what they are.
While some days my complaints are many, I have much to be grateful for.
I am thankful for the family ties I have, limited though they may be. I am doubly blessed by having a battery of friends who more than amply fill the gaps. Collectively, it is their love and support that I think is my greatest gift.
I am thankful to be employed (and, at long last, full-time again!) at a time when so many are without jobs. I'm equally grateful to have leaders within my company who believed enough in the value I could bring to restore my position.
I am thankful for my basic good health – and for insurance that allows me to address those issues I do have.
I am thankful to have a home, despite its never-ending list of projects and issues.
I am thankful to be an American in a country where democracy – despite many ongoing attempts to squelch it – still exists. For all of its flaws and persistent issues, I think it's still the best thing going.
And finally, I am thankful for all of you, that steadfast following of blog readers who bother to keep up with my incredibly sporadic posts. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing today, I hope it is a day filled with joy, peace and love.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!