Thanks

This past weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada (Happy Thanksgiving!).
On Thanksgiving Monday, the power in our house was out for 5 hours. It was cold in the house, it was dark and blustery outside, the wifi was out, my computer out of battery and I was hungry for toast.
I complained. I complained loudly and fiercely. And then I complained some more. I couldn't believe the amount that I relied on electricity.
And then my sister bought me a coffee. I remembered that while it may be colder than my preferred temperature, it was still a lot warmer than outside. I could read by the light from the window and listen the wind in the trees. I thought of how dumb I was being. The power going out was the perfect reminder of how lucky I am and how I am rarely grateful enough for what I have.

I need to work on this. Work at wondering and taking in the amazingness of the world.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
And thank you for all always being so kind and lovely.


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  1. We are blessed aren't we? I think I would have sat by the window and knit ; ) I can only handle no power for a little while myself. I don't like being cold......

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    1. I tried the sit and knit, but it was so dark outside (even at noon) that even that was a struggle. I ended up winding some yarn and listening to podcasts until my phone ran out of battery!

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