Before all the flurry and rush of tomorrow and turkey arrives, I'm taking a moment to reflect on what I am grateful for. I find it reassuring in this age of "me, mine and more" that we still take one day a year to have a holiday dedicated to gratitude. And as we feel the pinch of finances it's easy to concentrate on what we don't have, but we really have so much more than we usually take the time to think about.
I am grateful for my dear, sweet Mr. Bonnet who makes me laugh every day, who fits my life like a hand in a hand and who showers those around him with generosity. I'm grateful for my relatives, even the ones who may be challenging sometimes because they keep me sharp. I'm grateful for the spinning and knitting community who have given me so much this year, and I'm grateful for all the amazing, talented and interesting people I met along my journeys. I'm grateful for the essentials, a roof, plenty to eat, lots of yarn and fiber ;-)
This year I started a mindful spinning practice and I've gotten a lot of spinning done. Taking time out each day to be quiet and listening helps one live in a spirit of gratitude all the time. I don't always manage to do it, but when I can it makes my life incredibly rich.