I believe many here in the US are finding it difficult to give thanks, but I will squeeze out a few notes of gratitude here in my life.
I am grateful for my family who has always tried to be supportive and has accepted me and my decisions with love and grace. I am fortunate to have my two parents in this world who are in their late 80’s and still manage to give me quality time.
I have siblings and their children, my beautiful nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, who make every effort to spend time with me even when I struggle to find the time.
I have a pretty cool job with a great manager and awesome team who lends their support whenever I ask.
I have friends who are there when I need them and there when I just want to play.
I have an amazing wife who has more love and foregiveness in her than anyone could hope for. And of course I could not forget my sweet, sweet Malach. Cats love you no matter who wins or loses!
And finally the Chicago Cubs won the World Series after 108 years. While I only waited 50 plus years, it was a dream come true. My mom first took her children to see the Cubs at Wrigley Field when I was four years old. While she was a Cardinal fan then( although she denies it), we learned to love our Cubbies.
During game 7 of the World Series this past month I talked with my siblings and both parents. It did not matter where we were because we were all watching our Cubbies win.
Enjoy my photos of Autumn today. They were taken in Maryland and DC. While autumn was short and bittersweet this year, a new day will dawn again. Let’s hope…
And in the meantime hold those who are close to you even closer and expand that circle to hold those less fortunate. I expect there will be lots of people in the latter category in the coming years.