I have so much to be grateful for, not just on this Thanksgiving Day, but every day. I don’t count my blessings nearly as much as I could and should but, when I do, I am often overwhelmed with thankfulness.
This past year I had a little cancer scare that turned out to be nothing too much to worry about, I have a job that totally engages me, colleagues who are both competent & compassionate, a Jesuit community that seems not only to tolerate my various foibles & eccentricities but to find them – for the most part! – somewhat endearing, family members who although they are far away are gentle & supportive, and friends… What did I ever do to deserve the dear good friends who make me laugh, help me cry, sop up my anger with ironic commentary and challenge me to go beyond my own petty concerns? They are pure gold.
This year I am thankful for many, many things but, most of all, today I am grateful for God’s boundless mercy and love. Alleluia.