That I know my own sadness about the pandemic
That I can see how my children sometimes struggle and sometimes thrive with their online schooling
That I appreciate each sunny day because I know sunny days are rare and precious in Wisconsin in November.
That I have both grief and gladness that I can see my grandmother even as she declines
And I have an open heart that misses my grandfather.
That I have a career that is meaningful. This more than anything has been a life preserver during these challenging times. And I know what I value….
That I have friends who help me to both celebrate joys and integrate difficult things
That I have a wonderful and imperfect relationship with my partner
That I can hold with tenderness how this Thanksgiving I miss my extended family
I am grateful that I have the courage to witness the wholeness of my life experience.
And I wish the same for you...this Thanksgiving and always.