As many of you get ready to be together around delicious food tomorrow, there is not a sound here about turkey or cranberry sauce or even a shared meal.
Thanksgiving is not a holiday I grew up with, so every year I feel as though it really does not matter that much to me. Yet, every year I enjoy the cooking together, the eating together, and the still slightly foreign flavor of it all.
I wish you a joyous time, a grateful time - and an abundance of love in your heart.
Thank you for being in my life.
Thank you for getting out of bed and putting the tea kettle on when you wanted to stay under the covers.
Thank you for letting your joy bubble out onto the world.
Thank you for smiling at the cashier when your heart was hurting.
Thank you for saying the truth when it was difficult.
Thank you for carefully choosing the words you share.
Thank you for saying you’re sorry.
Thank you for saying goodbye.
Thank you for showing up.
Thank you for trying one more time.
Thank you for doing your best whatever your best is.
Thank you for stretching.
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for crying.
Thank you for laughing.
Thank you for doing it even though you were scared.
Thank you for loving.
Thank you for allowing yourself to be vulnerable.
Thank you for saying no.
Thank you for teaching what you know.
Thank you for saying yes.
Thank you for celebrating.
Thank you for being in the world and adding your very own unique brand of you.
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