"As I was thinking about thanksgiving
and not being able to spend it with my family, I realized that it’s really not bothering me very much at all.
And I couldn’t figure out why.
I mean, of course I’d love to be with all of my family again. Sure, I’d prefer to get out of the house and socialize with my
friends. And YES, diving into mashed potatoes would have been delightful. It’s not that I prefer this. It’s that I’ve learned to appreciatethis.
learned to appreciate the simplicity in my moments. I’ve
learned that being thankful in everything is more important than being thankful
for something. I want to be grateful for everything in my life, not just the
thankful for the years of traditions, and I’m
thankful that now I get to reflect on them, remember them, cherish them. I’m thankful to know that my family will be together and
my nieces and nephews look forward to seeing each other again. I appreciate
hearing my friends’stories about their family get-togethers and the
insanity that always ensues. And, while I’m not in the
middle of all of the festivities, I am still immersed in the blessings of my
I'm not the least bit bothered to be here alone on the holiday of gratitude, because it's the same as any other day. I am simply grateful. I appreciate my life because it's the one He has given to me, and I don't want to waste a moment of wishing for anything else." ~Sara Frankl