November 22, 2012

I’m working on “filling in the blanks” for NaBloPoMo. I fell of the wagon hard, you guys.

I suppose I could offer up empty platitudes about thankfulness, in thinking that it’s Thanksgiving, and it is a fashionable thing to talk about the things that one is thankful for. Which is not to say that I am not thankful, in fact, quite the opposite is true: this year, I am extremely thankful.

At the beginning of the month, I put up this wallpaper on my desktop computer:

It says, “Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”

It’s been a beautiful reminder for me, as a person who is constantly prone to thinking very black and white about things, that when I am unhappy about something, I think that the sun will never shine again. But that’s never the reality.

So for me, thankfulness this season is a message of hope, and comfort, knowing that I am so lucky, and so blessed in many ways now, and will continue to be in the future, too.