Now Playing: various artists - powerstrip circus mixtape
Topic: the Christian walk
family plans turned out different than usual this year. my aunt normally plays host for thanksgiving dinner, but she was laid up in the hospital for four days prior to turkey day. thankfully, she's better now and checked in on my wife, daughter and i prior to heading off to maryland. apparently there was a general concensus among other family members that our reunion this summer packed quite a punch on everyone's finances, so things were scaled back considerably for november 26th and everyone just did their own thing.
honestly, that worked out well this year. my wife was burnt out from work and various family issues of her own, so it was a small thanksgiving feast at home. a roasted organic chicken with stuffing, broccoli, candied yams, and apple crumble for dessert. just wifey, my daughter, and i. it was wonderful. quiet. and necessary.
i am thankful for my wife beth and my daughter simone. thankful for family and friends wherever they might be. thankful for having a job that drives me crazy, but still puts food on the table. thankful for having the ability to hear my daughter's voice whenever i come home from work and she calls out to greet me while running towards me. thankful for music in all its many forms and for the podcast as a platform to share the sounds i find with others.
and i'm thankful for the person who heard my reasons for why i didn't want to do something and saw them as the very reason why i should. and thankful for the knowledge that there were takeaway points from that conversation that will be useful long after an upcoming project is complete. those points ought to be applied even more so in my spiritual walk. always interesting when things happen within the secular realm that speak directly towards what you might be dealing with within the spirit realm. hmmm...