As we reflect back on this year, it may seem that there’s not much to be thankful for. This passage helped inspire me to see that we indeed DO have many blessings, and can find gratitude in even the little things.
This was written for the Huffington Post on Canadian Thanksgiving two months ago. Some things have changed since then, (primarily elections) but I thought it worth reprising here.
Every year we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with an extraordinary family that lives all year round on a small lake just outside of Algonquin Park in Ontario. They don’t keep a TV or computer while home-schooling the kids, but the house is full of books and music, such incredible music, just listening to them all sing Grace brings me to tears.
After a wonderful dinner of local organic turkey and all of the …