Today is Thanksgiving. Soon, our son Steven and his wife Melinda will be here. Other members of the clan will follow. We'll all eat too much food, tell too many stories that have been heard too many times, and then try to clean up a mess that is too much for this old tired woman.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
Thanksgiving is one of those rare holidays that doesn't revolve around gifts. For that, I am grateful. Don't get me wrong. I love giving and receiving gifts. At Christmas, I am as excited as the grandkids. But I enjoy the no-gift holiday of Thanksgiving, where we concentrate on togetherness rather than things.
So, for today, I am grateful for togetherness. (Later, I will probably be grateful for less togetherness!)