Nov 26, 2009

Warm Bed, Plenty of Food, Good Dog

And wherewithal, that's quite sufficient for most of the tangible comforts. There's always lots to be thankful for, and those little things grow more important in the face of uncertain seas and darkening skies.

But it's the close people in our lives, after all, who've guided us to safe shores, hove-to with us in the gales, and lifted a cold one with us in the lazy light of summer that we're grateful for today. Mostly those sorts of folks are Family. People who, by dint of the Fates, are gang-pressed into sticking it out with us, fair weather or foul. We know all their jokes, their secrets, and exactly which professional they should seek out for that annoying habit of theirs, but like it or not, they're family.

You may alternately wish to hug their necks or hoist 'em by them, but it's still nice to have them around. Tell them so, even if it takes two or three rounds of grog to get you to that place!



pamibe said...

Nicely said, Joan! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Teresa said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Joan, hope it's a lovely restful day for you!

Jean said...

You are one of the treasures, Joan.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!