Today is Canadian Thanksgiving.
There's something about pie, isn't there? Delicious pie. Made with fall flavours. Pumpkin and apple.
It feels like Thanksgiving to me.
And I guess the thing about being thankful is finding the good in the ugly. The peace in the chaos. The light in the darkness.
Life isn't perfect for anyone. Some find it easier to find the thankful than others. Some have more obvious good. Some have more obvious not-so-good. Or flat out disastrous.
So often lately, my life feels flat out disastrous and it overshadows the good. And I have to work to find the light. Work really hard.
I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. No, I don't see things getting better, but if I try really hard, I can see light seeping through right where I'm at. In fact, if I look for the light at the end of the tunnel, I will drown in despair. The light right here, may at times be dim, but it is still there. It's always there.
So, today I will drink in the turkey and the pie. The stuffing and the wine. My beautiful family and incredible friends that I am lucky enough to celebrate with. Because today, that is enough. Even more than enough.
There will be plenty of time tomorrow for the bad. Today, I will celebrate the good.
Or at least, I will try.