I like Thanksgiving. It’s a non-flashy, non-commericialized holiday that is all about good food, good people, and gratitude. And football, of course, if you go for that kind of thing. (As the mother of two boys, I find that I am going for it more than ever before.)
I don’t know about you, but I’m hungry for this holiday. Like many moms, too often I view the average day as something to be gotten through as quickly and painlessly as possible rather than as a treasure chest of small blessings. I need to be reminded that this is my life: this, right here, right now. It may be loud and messy and at times overwhelming, but there is a sweetness about these years as a mom of young children … and in the course of an average day, there are so many things for which to be grateful, if I have the eyes to see them.
In the spirit of that, I offer you this beautiful video by Catholic singer/songwriter Marie Bellet. I’m sure there isn’t a mom alive who can’t relate to it. Every time I watch it, I end up crying (in a good way). May we all be thankful for the blessings of ordinary time, not just this Thursday, but every day.