It’s Thanksgiving — that time of year when we stop what we’re doing and take time to think of all of our blessings. On my other blog, Wordwaltzer, I wrote the ten things for which I’m thankful this year in response to Carole Knit’s “Ten on Tuesday” blog. I like making a list like that; it causes me to stop and take a close look at my life, to appreciate what I have.
One of my favorite scenes is a family sitting around a Thanksgiving Dinner table, each taking a turn to give thanks. I think it’s an especially important lesson for children. But with life going at such a frantic pace these days, I wonder how many families actually take that time, or is it just a Norman Rockwell image that I recall from the cover of an old Saturday Evening Post magazine? I hope not. We have so much to be thankful for, even in the bad times.