Giving thanks for the beauty of the place we live (I'm not sure why this is sideways!)
I love the Thanksgiving holiday. Not because we eat a lot of good things, although that’s enjoyable, or even because we get together with our friends and families (also a bonus), but because it’s an entire day dedicated to appreciation of the goodness in our lives. Seriously, we should do this more often.
It’s easy to get caught up and carried away in life’s daily challenges. I notice this whenever someone comes to visit us at the farm. We’ve got our heads down, buried beneath the mountain of to do lists, entirely forgetting to look up and enjoy the incredible beauty of the place we work. Often, it takes a visitor to gawk at this beauty to remind us to look up.
This time of year, we take an entire day to look up, so to speak. To pay attention to our blessings and give thanks for them.