This year has given me ample opportunity to reflect upon the things that are truly important, and for which I am endlessly grateful.
I am grateful for my sweet husband, my dear friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family for their tireless support, generosity, kindness and encouragement. And for my charming eighteen year old cat, who persists despite all the odds. Without all of them, I would be lost.
I am thankful for the bounty of food that not only sustains all of my efforts, but delights my taste buds as well.
I am grateful for the way nature constantly renews itself, giving our senses new pleasures every day.
I am grateful for the warm, loving, and safe home I return to every day. It has been, and will continue to be, the scene of tears over sad movies, my cooking experiments, and the laughter of friends.
I am thankful for books; an endless source of solace, delight and wonder, especially during long, cold winter months.
I am thankful for the energy and drive to repair and improve the things around me that need care. It is how we lovingly preserve and respect the past for what it has given us.
And I am thankful to you, dear readers. Some of you I know personally, others I do not. But you are all a source of inspiration and joy.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!