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Happy Thanksgiving!

This day sees me in California ‘again’ celebrating the holiday without you. How many years in a row has it been? This does not make me happy in the slightest, but you are probably wondering what else I expected? In fact, I should have been celebrating this day in Australia, not in California. That would have been really weird, by the way. This is just the way things go and regardless, I miss you all more than you know.

I wish each of you the most wonderful day! Even though I’m not with you, I am thankful that you are in my life. I have only a few things to be sad about, at this point in my life, but that sadness is offset by the knowledge that I have family and friends that I love, and I am surrounded by the love of my own children.

I can see each one of you in my mind’s eye and see what you’re having today. Those images are really awesome. Believe me when I say we will be with you in spirit. We three will also be celebrating with a ‘mini’ feast (minus the turkey of course) that will include pretty much everything else. Except mom’s turkey giblet gravy. Even when I ate turkey, I couldn’t replicate her gravy recipe! She was an extraordinary cook.

Am I back from my ‘blogging break’? you may ask. I am feeling really alot stronger this week, surprising considering that it’s a family holiday; and I’ve made some decisions as well. It’s been hard, but yeah, I think I’m doing well enough that I can get back into my blogging. Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for what we do have in our lives. I’ve lost some things this year, but I’ve also gained things — vital things — so, all in all I still have very many things to be thankful for. That makes me among the lucky ones.

There are many lost people out there. People who don’t have friends, maybe people who don’t see the value of their own families, and people who are incredibly lonely. If you know someone like this, wish them well. Spread the love.

Cheers – and love