Thank you and me, for all of our daily efforts.
Thanks for the laundry done; asking which show the other person wants to watch; listening when we are too busy; going to all the football games; smiling when we want to snarl; patience at the grocery or bank or cleaners; the ability to hear what is being said and accept it; not rolling our eyes at whatever is said; noticing the mundane daily chores that get done; being brave; facing fear; not always thinking about ourselves; driving with kindness; understanding it is okay to not always be right; saying the kind word; bringing an extra coffee to work; smiling at loud children; understanding it isn't the waiter's fault. I am sure you get the drift here.
Once started, this list can go on and on. I appreciate, deeply, the efforts we all make to be good humans. Let's give ourselves a little pat on the back, and keep at it. Happy Thanksgiving...it IS the attitude of gratitude.