Every two years, my family makes the trek to San Diego for an official “Jones Family Thanksgiving.” As a nuclear family transplanted from England, our holidays are usually small. But a funny thing has happened over the years – our table has grown. As people get married, have babies, and forge life-long friendships, more and more plates are added to the table. This year there will be a record 15 of us.
I am sure you are making similar Thanksgiving preparations, whether it be with family or friends. Before all of the madness begins, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you.
Today, I am especially grateful for:
- You, my readers
- My family and friends
- The incredible new opportunities opening up in 2012
- The work of those in the US who are raising long overdue discussions
- My munchkins who have crowned me “Super Aunt” or, on a very good day, “Super Duper Aunt”
- The opportunity to live, work, and study in San Diego – amazing!
- The opportunity to study at USD – it is beyond my expectations
- Twitter and Facebook, which allow me to connect in ways I could not do otherwise
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. After all, the turkey is not yet digested before the holiday sales begin.
Let us pause first and say thank you. Remember:
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” ~Meister Eckhart
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What are you most grateful for today? Please share below: