Always Appreciate the Little Things

“This is a wonderful day.  I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

Today is the Friday before Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  Sometimes we can get weighed down with the heaviness of life.  Today, I choose not to do that.  I am not going to focus on the things that bring me down.  There are many of those.  The news, stuff with my health, difficulties in general.  Thanksgiving always makes me look at things differently.  It has always been my favorite holiday.  It is not centered around gifts and stress.  It always makes me feel nothing but happy and peaceful.

I host Thanksgiving in my family.  Sunday I will have 12 people over for dinner and I love every minute of it.  I love that I will spend today resting, Saturday cleaning the house and yard, and Sunday cooking a fabulous meal.  Over the years, this has had to change a bit due to my health limitations.  I still cook Thanksgiving dinner, but I now have other people bring some of the dishes.  And that is ok.  I am past the point where I beat myself up for that.  Everyone has a great time and I am not run ragged from trying to do more than I can.  Not being so stressed and busy allows me to appreciate so much about this holiday.  I appreciate the small things.  The sun in supposed to be shining all weekend.  My garden has been wrapped up for the winter.  I have a lovely warm house and the financial ability to buy and prepare a delicious meal.  My husband and I will spend tomorrow cleaning and the next day he will help me setup for the dinner.  I am so blessed and am so appreciative for of all that.

I hope you can all spend this weekend surrounded by love and laughter and appreciating all things big and small that you have in your life.  Let it be a worry free weekend.

Much love,

Christine

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