I went to a fundraiser last Friday for Cystic Fibrosis and left realizing how thankful I was to have children who were healthy. My daughter’s had her health challenges, but has handled them beautifully and is a healthy adult now. When I think of people who have to deal with cancers, heart conditions, Cystic Fibrosis, and other life-threatening illnesses, yet don’t let these obstacles beat them down, I marvel at their strength…and my own luck. Here’s a link to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation donation page if you’d like to donate.
In a wealthy country like this where we’re inundated with images on social media of people with their perfect bodies, big houses, lavish lifestyles, and perfect children, it’s easy to want more. But I’ll bet those photos are doctored and those people are no happier than you and I, and possibly less happy. (Manufactured perfection is so boring.)So, take a moment this Thanksgiving to be grateful for the blessings you have.
With that in mind, I’m re-posting an old Thanksgiving post. (My apologies if you have trouble with the following link. I think I fixed the problem. Just refresh your screen and it should work. If not, let me know.) Anyway, the post is from 2014 and is called, November, What the Hell? Just click on that link to read it. It has my favorite stuffing and cranberry sauce recipes and a some good Thanksgiving advice. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m grateful for you!