For all of you out there, I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving! The Husband and I enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving here at home. He did the cooking and we both did the eating. A perfectly cooked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, broccoli & cauliflower with cheese, cranberry salad, and rolls eagerly devoured as we talked over the happenings in the past year. We decided there was much for us to be thankful for and happy about. The only thing that could’ve made it better was if Cheyenne and Sniffles would’ve been able to be at the table with us.
The dogs, theirs and ours, also enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast. Even though each of them wanted a plate of their very own, which they did not receive, they made short order of the single plate made for them and fed to them on a spoon. Absolute JOY!
After being thoroughly stuffed, we all went into the living room, turned on the TV, and the humans watched as the canines fell over into peaceful sleep. The day couldn’t have been better (except, maybe, the Greenbay Packers winning).
Friday, while everyone was out shopping, except for Cheyenne and Sniffles who were working, The Husband and I enjoyed a day of playing video games and doing absolute nothing strenuous. I did a wee bit of shopping on-line, not because it was “Black Friday” but because I wanted to get some shopping done before I forgot to order some things. I also played my fair share of The Shadow of Mordor – the current game occupying my video game time.
Now we have arrived to Saturday. The Husband and I slept late, ate a fantastic brunch, and even got to talk with Cheyenne before he headed off to work. Sniffles was already at work and had been there for several long hours.
In looking at the relaxed events of this Thanksgiving holiday and how everything worked out to keep a roof over our heads, I realized I am happy. It isn’t the sort of “happy” where you spin in circles and laugh like a little kid, but an adult form of happy just as sincere, sweet, and delicate.
The worries of the past few weeks, months, has dissipated and, at last, I can look to the future while enjoying wonderful moments of the present. Yes, there is a lot to do in the next few months, but everything will work out. Why? Because The Husband and I will work very hard at achieving our goals and needs, and God will provide the help we need to achieve them. I don’t doubt this one jot, dot, or iota. As long as we put in the effort, trust, believe, and move forward, God will have our backs. He has provided wonderful friends to our lives, wonderful animals to love and be loved back by, and a church family who loves us and who, in return, are also loved.
Could life be better for us? Yes. The pain could stop for me. The Husband could make so much money (or I) so we wouldn’t have to worry about anything except being to help the people we love so much. We could have the perfect house and yard. Life could be better, but what we have now isn’t anything to laugh at or be sad about. We are all together. We love and are loved. We are warm and dry. I have the pain medicines I need to help with the pain. We don’t have to worry about being killed for practicing our faith. We have a lot compared to some people in the world, even in our own nation.
So, I am simply going to enjoy this magnificent weekend while planning and working for our future.
It feels good to be happy again. I don’t need bliss. I am pretty sure there will be moments of bliss in the days, weeks, and months to come. After all, bliss is really an over-abundance of happy.