Thanksgiving day Nick and I (and Clyde) set out for a little exploring. The weather was enough to feel like all was right in the world and this year especially we could not be more thankful for the many, many blessings in our lives. We try to remember how abundant our life is throughout the year but it is always nice to have a day devoted to being thankful for what you've got. The fact that we have a warm place to sleep at night, food on our table, family filled with love, friends we can count on, and a baby growing in my belly, is more than we'd ever need. We talked a lot about shopping this year too. We decided that we won't ever be participating in Black Friday shopping. For us, it seems wrong to dedicate a wonderful day to the things we're thankful for, then the next knock people over to buy more. We're fulfilled and don't need more things to fill this house. I totally understand wanting to save money for holiday shopping but we believe more in putting small bits of money back into the local economy over the course of the year than a spending spree at major stores the day after thanksgiving. What are your thoughts on this?
Also thankful this year for:
-These baby movements that have shifted from kicks to entire baby body rolls. I like to think she's doing somersaults in there, just for fun.
-Candles burning throughout our house
-Warm apple pie
-Warm tea and Coffee on chilly mornings
-Friends and Family who have already shown this baby girl so much love by showering us with the loveliest little things.
How about you?