It's 5 am, Thanksgiving morning.
As I sit here, listening to the quiet rain, I am reminded of how many blessings God showers me with.
The house is quiet. Dark. Peaceful.
A stark contrast to what it was like yesterday. I'm sure anyone with high school and/or college age boys can relate....
One was sitting in the family room, happily drawing in iscribble, with his music blaring from his laptop.
The other one was in the basement with several friends; laughing, playing video games, with completely different music humming through the speakers and up the stairs.
I was in my sewing room, thinking I needed to get some work done (but not succeeding) while trying to drown out all the other noises by listening to my own music..... through my headphones.
My poor husband took the day off too and was trying to get some Whimsicals work done. Moving from his usual spot in the family room to the kitchen, he finally retreated to the bedroom to find a little peace and quiet.
Ahhhhhh...... another day in the life.
But this morning, all is quiet. Except for the rain. And I woke up with a song running through my head. One from Holiday Inn, which is by the way, one of my favorite Christmas movies. In my head I keep hearing Bing Crosby singing....
And I do have plenty to be thankful for.
We have a comfortable house to live in. We have our health. We have family and friends around to share in our lives with us. We have jobs. We have food on our table (or at least it will be after I make it all!) And today, just maybe, we will all sit in the same room and listen to the same music, together.... a Thanksgiving day tradition we started several years ago, listening to Arlo Guthrie singing Alice's Restaurant.
Yep. I am showered with blessings every day. Sometimes I just need a little reminder.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!