According to the Dictionary, thanks means: a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise. Looking back over lots of other Thanksgivings there were many times that I didn’t really have a grateful feeling. I think of specific instances especially as it pertains to family get-to-gethers. I don’t have an feeling of favor when I am having to bite my tongue to keep from making comments back that would just complicate matters even more. I definitely could not express my feeling by words during those time.
This Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful. Thankful that even after a rather difficult year my family is still perserving. Thankful that after loosing a dearly loved grandmother, our family can still gather and celebrate Thanksgiving. Thankful to have some wonderful friends. Thankful that for the first time in several years I was able to really cook a full Thanksgiving meal (and I went just a little bit overboard – I wish I would have thought to take a picture of the dessert table). I am thankful to have such great kids that really pitched in to help with everything. Thankful to have a job, and not just any job but a job that I have the opportunity to work with really amazing people. Thankful to have such amazing parents that I can’t even begin to express my thankfulness of them.