I began the preparations today and thought about those for whom I am most grateful.
One such person is Fred. He is never without a smile, and I’ve never known him to be contrary. He goes about life slowly now, after one leg was taken by cancer. He seems older than his 70 plus years, but his unusual kindness is very childlike. His joy always elicits mine, and for that, I’m ever so grateful.
And, there’s Judy, the embodiment of all-things-wonderful. Half my height, she sees possibility in the shadows of life. She is the rainbow for which we all search. And while her journey humbles the most difficult of travels, it is her wisdom and passion that awaken my own. I am forever moved by her love of life and for the rainbow she has helped me find.
When we pause, aren’t we all grateful for those who have shown us joy or love or all that a rainbow represents? I am grateful for so many, especially you today. May your Thanksgiving be one of blessings, unexpected and heart-filling.