Nov 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015..

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice...
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true 
folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty 
of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep,
 deep connection of all these things with God..

This Thanksgiving is a little difficult for us right now.  Our Brutus is not here. 
 It's the first of many holidays we will not have him with us and for that I am heart broken. 
 On the other hand I am always the first to tell you that there is always something
 to be grateful for.  Always, and I am grateful also for so many things.

Though my heart is aching for Brutus, I have Arvid who is always there to hold me.
Together we find comfort in each other and together we share a life that I am happy 
with and grateful for.  I have a wonderful family my own and Arvid's.

We have Shadow who despite our sadness makes us laugh with all his funny baby kitty stuff. 
 He is a new life and needs love and nurturing.  That we can and we do do.

As someone said, "as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest
 appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them"  Happy Thanksgiving to all. 
 Be safe, enjoy and yes put on those few extra pounds...

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected
 from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as 
from the lips, and shows itself in deeds...