The list is long. Even if we have many negatives, the list to be thankful for is longer. The plenty we have in front of us is indeed a great plenty even if we momentarily think of something missing, wrong or not perfect. We have plenty. We are thankful.
It’s Thanksgiving week in America.
It has been a rough 20 months with no clear end or return to something close to old patterns. With all this stress, we do not hear, “Thank you,” “Thanks,” or something similar often enough. Even pre-pandemic, we did not hear it often enough. While I try to remember to say thanks, I do not remember every time. Or later I do not remember if I did. In the rush of leaving, the busyness of the day, concerns elsewhere, I forget. I’m human.