Thank-you also to those of you who invite me into your lives each week through your thoughtful, funny, and inspirational blogs. I have found a community of wildly interesting people flung all around the world that has accepted me with open arms. The feeling of belonging to a group is more precious to me than you probably realize. Maybe someday I'll get up the courage to write a post about bullying and the lifelong scars it leaves but for now, just know that you have truly given me a gift by welcoming me into the community.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is truly secular (making it completely inclusive) and because it's non-commercial. It's about celebrating bounty with the people who you love and who love you. It's about taking a day to focus on what you have, not wishing for things you don't have. I choose to ignore the retailers who insist on trying to turn it into another shopping opportunity. There's plenty of time for that starting tomorrow. Today sit, eat delicious food, visit with lovely people, and count your blessings.
Today I am blessed with a husband who smoked turkey leg quarters!