Gratitude will find you

Bare Naked in Public

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Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. During my childhood and into my teens my participation involved helping to prepare food, setting the table, eating what I believed to be the best meal of the year, and then of course the endless washing and drying of dishes. The chores seemed a small price to pay for the honor of feasting on my mom’s delicious Thanksgiving spread.  Years later I hosted my own Thanksgiving feasts; the reward for my labor was the joy I felt having created a space for gratitude with my family and friends.

This morning, I sit at my kitchen counter while green beans steam, the dish I am responsible for today as my sister Susy has taken on the big job of hosting. In a just a few hours, the masses will descend on her lovely home, we will give thanks and devour in minutes what took…

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