I sit here, on Thanksgiving day, watching football at my parents house by myself with nothing better to do. And that is okay. You may wonder, why I am by myself and not with my family? Well, there is no other way to put it, simply, I am sick. I am sitting on a couch, stomach groaning and turning over and over while they are at my aunt and uncles enjoying the rest of the family.
There will be no Thanksgiving feast for me this year. No pumpkin and pecan pie to fill my stomach. No tryptophan from a tasty turkey to make me sleepy. No aunts and uncles to spend time catching up with about our busy lives. This year is a little different and there is not much I can do about it. And that is okay.
It still has been a great year and I have much to be thankful for. It has been another year of growing and learning. Another year of figuring out God’s plan for my life. Another year of Bowhunting.
I sit here in a nice warm house with cable TV and Internet. The cupboards and the fridge are full of food and my parents have supplied me with Sierra Mist to help calm my stomach. I have more than I need.
All I can think about is the many families not able to have these “things” and the many families that are apart during this holiday season. It really isn’t fair, is it?
I am very thankful to have the people I have in my life, I am thankful to have the things in this life that most of the time are just little pleasures. Today, I think about how big of a blessing these people and things really are and I will sit here by myself, enjoying some time alone, thinking about all of the things I am Thankful for.
Today, let your family and friends know how thankful you are for them and take some time to think about the “things” you are blessed to have.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you during this holiday season!