A wooden table displays a pumpkin pie, challah bread, and a pumpkin roll cake. There are also white flowers, pine cones, and a candle on the table.

Dear Readers,

I find myself being moved to tears by the simplest things lately. My daughter shared a treat with her dad without a second thought, and I cried. My son gave me a sleepy hug as I tucked him in and told me, “I couldn’t ask for a better mama.” You bet I cried at that one.

Life right now is so overwhelming, and one of this things that helps me through each day is knowing that I am not alone. I know many of you have had challenges this year that go well beyond the pandemic. Life keeps moving along, and our other struggles haven’t stopped just because a pandemic is raging.

The world has been through so much this year. Now more than ever, it feels important to pause and give thanks. And so today I give thanks to the Earth, for providing us with a home. I give thanks for the Native Peoples of my country and recognize their continuing contribution to our world and our culture. I give thanks to my family and friends.

And I give thanks for you, dear readers. This past year you have welcomed my posts into your inboxes, my book onto your e-readers, and (I hope) my words into your hearts. I am forever grateful.


4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving”

  1. Hi Brigid! I’d just been thinking about you earlier today and then came home to find your email. As you said, it’s important to focus on all the good things in our lives rather than wringing our hands over bad stuff that we have no control over. I don’t know how much of your family you’ll be seeing this Thanksgiving (it’s just me and my husband this year), but I think we can all look forward to a much better year in 2021! Blessings to you and your loved ones, dear girl!  Debbie


    1. What a lovely comment to find! I took a few days off over Thanksgiving. We had a very quiet holiday, just my own little family, but we watched the Macy’s parade and the Dog Show 🙂


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