I am thankful to live near the ocean, mountains, lakes and beautiful open country, and for New England seasons (even if the winter is a smidge too long).
There will always be hardships in life. Hardships bigger than how to seat 11 at a table built for 6.
Concerns greater than whether the host chair slipcovers will show up before Thanksgiving (they still haven’t, in case you’re wondering.)
But oh – life’s blessings! Sometimes they are hidden under a pile of laundry, or in the muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor, or in the smile of an elderly gentleman at the grocery store…..but they’re there if you look hard enough. I’m looking, and they’re all around me.
I’m sure to be a maniac tomorrow, cooking, cleaning, and maybe even sneaking in a cup of coffee with one of my girlfriends, so today I wish you a happy Thanksgiving, and a moment to count your blessings.
YOU are one of my blessings! I am so glad to know you – real life friends who stop by here, as well as kindred spirits I’ve never met who share my love of making a home.
Lets have a big party at my huge table one of these days, shall we?