Thanksgiving:  A time to be thankful for what we have been given.  Don’t let yourself lose sight of the fact that we all have been given a lot.  Yes, it has been a frustrating year, and our lives have changed beyond our imagination.  I am a like a lot of you; ”When is life going to get back to normal?  Will it ever be as it was before?”

Here is a question for the Thanksgiving dinner table:  What are we supposed to learn from what we are going through?  I hear people say “We are all in this together.”  But I am not so sure that is a fair thing to say.  Being retired, I can not imagine what it is like to get a notification from the state saying you have to close your doors until I determine it is safe for you to serve your patients.  To be called “non-essential”, with little explanation why some business’ are essential and others are not.  Understand, I totally respect this virus because we have lost friends to Covid 19.  I know it will be harder for those families to show thanks for what they have been given this year.  We need to pray around the table for those families that have lost a loved one, and we need to pray for the front liners that are tired and at high risk.

So what will the Thanksgiving table look like this year?  We will be counting our blessings.  Even though things may have changed, we still have so much to be thankful for.  We often get so keyed into what is going on in the world, we lose sight of what we have.  Write down ten things that you and your family are thankful for.  Then read it again.  Maybe that is the dessert that we get to enjoy this year.