Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

I believe the American holiday of Thanksgiving goes back to when John Madden wanted to see a gridiron game on a Thursday. Madden’s love of turkey is world famous, thus the big bird became the traditional meal.

Well, it’s that, or settlers being thankful that their diseases were more potent than those of the natives.

Either way, this year, Thanksgiving coincides with a moment in my life where I’m trying to take a deep breath, and appreciate the many wonderful parts of my life.

I must confess, there are times when it’s hard to focus on the good. It’s not that there aren’t many things I’m thankful for; there are so many things I’m thankful for. It’s just that when you juxtaposition the good alongside the  path down which ALS will lead me, the good alongside the bad, it can be hard to focus on the good.

I’m thankful for my entire wonderful, supportive family.

I’m thankful for all my wonderful, supportive friends.

I’m thankful to everyone that has offered support, sent messages of love, followed my blog, given hugs when I’m out for groceries, and reached out to help my family.

In the lead up to the holiday season, I sincerely hope you all stay safe, warm, and well.

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