Square Peg ● Round Hole







First of all, if you are taking time out of your day to read this, I am grateful.  I am so amazed at the people who actually read my blog.  It is humbling that something I write resonates with you.

The holiday of Thanksgiving obviously exudes gratitude.  While I am a firm believer of being thankful 365 days of the year, this day in particular, spills in an extra cup of the gratefulness. While it is a holiday of being thankful,  it is really the cuisine that brings an eclectic group of people together.  With that being said, gathering can be a challenge.

Unrealistically, we all look for the perfect family meal.  Realistically, there are going to be glitches.   Since I am hosting, and do most years, I have a ritual.  First, I pray.  I invite God to the table because I find things go more smoothly if I have a partner.    Second, I pray some more.   Cooking can be stressful, but if I am in contact with my Higher Power, I am more apt to go with the flow than to fight an uphill battle.   Third, I realize that my plan and God’s don’t always match and his is really much better.  He did create this amazing world, so apparently, he really doesn’t need my help.

Look, beyond the food, I have enormous gratitude.   My cup literally runs over with an abundant amount of thanks.  Yes, so and so may get on your nerves, but God put them there for a reason, so embrace them.  Put aside petty differences, grievances, and anything else that interferes with your attitude of gratitude.   Just soak up the euphoria of being thankful.

Sono Grato!  (I am grateful)