For us, in the United States of America, this is Thanksgiving. May we all pause to count our many blessings. Perhaps it was something small, like hearing the song of a bird outside. Perhaps we cherish something large, like extended time with a loved one.
Especially for anyone feeling in a dark place right now… or feeling rather alone, let’s shine some light. Let’s add some encouragement.
We all have many blessings, even when feeling so utterly overwhelmed that we lose sight of them. Sight… our vision is a blessing. Hearing, taste, and touch are also. Having a roof over our heads, food to eat, and clean water to drink are all blessings.
If someone loves us or has loved us in the past, these are blessings. (If we love someone or have loved someone in the past, these are both blessings and blessings bestowed on others!)
We have all suffered losses and setbacks, sometimes in what may feel like disproportionate quantities! Some losses are small, and others are utterly heartbreaking.
Through good and bad, happiness and sadness, times of plenty and times of yearning, we are blessed when we can feel ourselves truly living.
We are never really alone. None of us is. Hang in there. Be well. Stay safe. Give thanks.