I should count my blessings more often.
|Four generations of pie.|
1. I am thankful for my beloved and for our shared life.
2. I am thankful for our children, for our parents, and for our siblings.
3. I am thankful for all the members and generations of my family, whether bound by blood or love.
4. I am thankful for friendship.
5. I am thankful for the neurosurgeon and the nurses who fixed what would have been a disfiguring condition, had my son been born a pilgrim.
6. I am thankful for caffeine, my daily saviour against becoming a turkey.
7. I am thankful for the alphabet, and for QWERTY keyboards.
8. I am thankful that so many of my relatives excel at making pie.
9. I am thankful for my village, because a parent does not live by caffeine and pie alone.
10. I am thankful for the love and for the memory of those who used to sit around the table, and for the gift of the years that were.
My cup runneth over, and I raise it in a toast to your families, and to your generations. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives.