For starters, I am filled with gratitude for all our friends and family scattered across the US and the world. We are so fortunate to be able to live here in Hawaii and also to be able to travel around the world, and we have had the opportunity, though those travels, to experience so much, learn so much and make such wonderful friends from so many places.
Today, we are lucky to have some of those friends staying here with us, and I’m in the midst of ‘doing’ the (mostly) traditional Thanksgiving dinner and we are having the nicest weather we’ve had all week that they have been here, with nice mild temperatures, a good trade wind breeze and clear skies. So, we’re grateful for that as well, since we’ve had less than stellar weather during their visit.
So, in the midst of all the strife and bad things that are happening in so much of the world, I’m taking a moment to be thankful that, at least so far, our little corner of the world is peaceful and safe, and that my friends and family are, too.