Dawn and being thankful.
I have so much to be thankful for.
Today was a great day. Not because it was special, but because it was not.
I slept in this morning. Nothing earth shattering about that.
I sat around for a little bit, watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and read some. Again, usual stuff.
Then I made pumpkin pie. That was my assignment for Thanksgiving dinner. And the most special thing about that was that it made my whole house smell like pumpkin pie. Fantastic! But pumpkin pie has been my assignment for several years now, so that's not really anything new or exciting.
Took a shower. Got ready. And did not even get particularly dressed up. Went over to Mom and Dad's house. Helped get things ready. Ate Thanksgiving dinner with the family and some friends that don't have any family here in town.
No, as Thanksgivings go, it was pretty low key and usual. But that's what I'm thankful for. That a day with family is usual. That even though the dishes are not always exactly the same, the day usually is. That spending a day with my family is not a special occasion. That hanging out for a whole day at Mom and Dad's is not a chore, or something that I dread. That a family get-together is pretty stress-free. That the family enjoys each other.
No, today I'm thankful for the uneventful-ness of today. And I'm thankful for my family that makes it that way.