We’ll be hosting Thanksgiving here this year for about a dozen friends and family, and I’m excited. Yesterday I bought the turkey and unpacked the china on the dining table.
Then I sat down and made a To Do list. Soon my list was filled with things like: “Clean the oven” and “Vacuum the whole house” and “Dust all surfaces.” The pending celebration made me look around here with a critical eye: The bathroom sink has toothpaste in it! The refrigerator needs to be cleaned! The front porch is full of leaves!
So I paused in my preparations, and curled up in my favorite easy chair to meditate and pray. My soul became calmer, and I sensed that love is the only thing that really matters on Thursday — a day to be grateful and give thanks.
Let our home be warm and welcoming.
Let our celebration remind us of all we are grateful for.
Let our hearts be filled with love.
With that prayer, I crossed “Clean the oven” off my list.
Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving filled with love,