November 22, 2012

So thankful!

Last year, I spent Thanksgiving in France with my husband. It was his first time in Paris, and I was so thankful to share this beautiful city with him! We enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast worthy of Americans in Paris, complete with a fresh turkey and vegetables from the Marché de l'Alma on the avenue de Président Wilson, a lovely bottle of Bordeaux, and a view of the Eiffel Tower! We even found a place to watch the Packers game (at Woz in the Latin Quarter).

This year, I am spending Thanksgiving at home with my family, 
and I consider myself equally blessed. I am thankful that..

*My family is together for the holidays.
*My home is comfortable, warm, and inviting.
*My mom is healthy & happy after a year in and out of the hospital.
*My nephews are growing up (despite Auntie's plea that they stay little ;)
*My job is challenging & allows me to be innovative while serving others.
*I live in a beautiful place, but am fortunate to travel & explore the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's Thanksgiving poem says it best:

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.