No this is not our table.
No we haven’t really started cooking yet.
No I have not started any sort of Christmas shopping or planning.
Yes, I forgot it was Wednesday and I needed to post.
Yes, I am behind on my National Novel Writing Month words.
Yes, I feel both books I am writing suck at this point.
Yes, I blew my diet a few days early (Just on thanksgiving I told myself)
Yes, I checked work emails and got annoyed.
Sound like anyone’s internal dialogue? (Well not you happy all-the-time optimists, but the rest of us.)
But reality is what I perceive it to be, and I can change it at any moment:
I woke up this morning.
I have enough creativity and courage to write books.
I can revise my first drafts, they are supposed to suck.
I have food to eat.
I have a healthy family surrounding me.
I am warm and safe and loved.
I have a steady income.
Try to take just a few moments to look around and say thanks. These times of year can be challenging for everyone for various reasons. But keep it simple and enjoy the little things, not everyone has the basics this year.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!