with the holidays all-too-quickly approaching, i figured i needed another thing to do. actually, i was thinking, as i have been the past several years, of how to slooooow doooooown and do less each year.
i don't mean to sound like a grinch or grump or grouch or scrooge, but honestly, the holidays have become just a little too much to handle the older i get. quite frankly, there's so much emotional baggage all tied up with the holidays that it makes me want to run away and hide in a cave until groundhog's day.
by then i feel it's safe to stick my nose out. and if there's a shadow, well, then, whatever. i never can remember the groundhog rule.
but lordy, i've digressed. the thing is, since i can't feasibly run away, i've decided to get back to the basics. for thanksgiving, that means putting honest-to-goodness thought into what i'm thankful for ... and giving thanks for those things.
i've yet to buy a pumpkin. but am i stressing over it? no. okay, i'm trying not to stress too much. whoever shows up at my house on tday, i will be thankful for them and will serve a wonderfully juicy turkey and the best damn cornbread dressing (my mama's recipe) in the south. oh, and we'll have mashed potatoes and green beans and corn and croissants and plenty of apple and pumpkin pie.
i'll also be thankful for those who aren't able to sit at my table. and will miss them.
but back to my original comment: something extra to do this year. in this final week before thanksgiving, i want to share with you each day a different thing (or person) (in no particular order!), for which i am thankful. i hope you'll comment and share what you're thankful for too. i think it's good medicine to have a thankful heart.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
love and hugs,