The greenhouses have been steamy in the mornings when I head out to open them. To me, the greenhouses are the best part of the cold weather beginning to grip the valley. I don’t care for the later part of fall or any part of winter. Maybe that is because I am so vitamin D dependent, or maybe it’s because I live in a drafty old house and feel forced to wear more layers than comfortable. It’s definitely because there is a lack of the bold, vivid colors that I am immersed in during all other seasons of the year. To me, Thanksgiving is that last burst of color before we focus on the Christmas hues, which then transition into primarily white. Thanksgiving feels warm, like a hug or a snuggle. Perhaps this is why we feel such a connection to family and gratefulness at this particular holiday.
I have so many blessings in my daily life that it’s easy for me to rattle off all the things that I am thankful for. My list is long and much the same as most everyone’s: my friends and family, a vibrant business, my home and surroundings. I also try to remember the hidden things to be thankful for, such as a late blooming flower or the perfect weather to complete projects that we waited far too long to begin. If I look closely, I can watch small relationships being built with love before my very eyes, or life bursting forth from the tiniest of seeds.
There is so much love and appreciation during Thanksgiving that it’s especially nice to hear heartfelt sentiments. What is one hidden blessing you are thankful for? Share it with us in the comments and try to keep it in mind this week leading up to Thursday. I promise you will find a little more joy if you do!