On this lovely, unassuming little holiday, remember to give thanks for the smallest of blessings– and instead of telling others how thankful you are for your family and friends, tell them. They’ll feel extra blessed, especially your children. 
I’m thankful for so many things. At the top of my list is the honor and joy of parenting two great kids, one of whom happened to have special needs- and yes, I plan to tell them both how I feel, right before I grab that last piece of yummy pumpkin pie! 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving!
Let the seasonal mayhem begin…
Special Note: Friday will be the first annual National Day of Listening, sponsored by StoryCorps, which “asks you to start a new holiday tradition and set aside one hour on Friday, November 28th, to record a conversation with someone important to you.” For more info: visit: nationaldayoflistening.org. Priceless!
Mural from the charming Grand Lux Cafe above Ann Taylor on Michigan Ave. Chicago. Judy Winter 2008.