Being thankful

Wishing all of you who celebrate it a very happy Thanksgiving! I do have a lot to be thankful for. Employment (with health insurance), family, friends, a place to live. A lot of people on the East Coast were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and my publisher, Crescent Moon Press, was among them. It’s going to be a long recovery, and my heart goes out to those who have lost so much. When you live in comfort, it’s easy to forget the things that are really important because these days we are overloaded with stuff. Strip all of that away, and suddenly the stuff isn’t so important after all. So instead of celebrating the holidays by stuffing ourselves with turkey and pie, followed by the gift buying extravaganza known as Christmas, which begins with Black Friday (you couldn’t pay me to go near a mall this time of year), maybe we could focus on the things that really matter. Family, friends, and community are the things that keep us going in hard times. Hold them close and cherish the time you have with them. The stuff can wait.

About Cindy Young-Turner

Hippie chick who is still hoping to change the world someday. Author of the fantasy novel, Thief of Hope.
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