Thanksgiving is a refreshing contrast.
Like a pearl in the midst of the ordinary.
it gives us all an opportunity to gather with family
and close friends
to lift our hearts toward heaven
and give thanks.
My thoughts wander today
to those who have touched my life in so many ways.
brothers and sister,
and precious daughters that daily fill my heart with sunshine.
neighbors and friends.
My heart overflows just thinking about them.
So this thanksgiving I am writing a letter
or two or three.
With simple words but lots of heart
I will try to share
what their life has meant to mine.
We all journey together for a short space, don’t we?
Touching and then parting.
Holding and then separating.
Even though the time together is very small
in comparison to a lifetime
the impact is great.
The Sunday school teacher that planted the idea
that someday I might be a teacher.
That led to a wonderful career as a first grade teacher for over twenty years.
The college friend that smiled incessantly.
The high school friend that touched me with her loyalty.
The fellow teacher
who day after day shared her support and ideas.
That mail lady who rain or shine has a nice word to say about everyone.
So many different people
thousands of gifts from His Hand.
Yes, it’s time to write some letters,
and make some calls.
Thanksgiving Day is coming.
And there’s not much time left.