Since it's shortly after midnight, it is now officially Thanksgiving. I've been looking forward to this day for awhile.
For one thing, I've been incredibly busy, especially in the past week. I'm really looking forward to having a long weekend.
For another thing, I'm glad that I will be able to spend the day with the family. Sometimes the four of us are pulled in so many different directions that it's difficult to connect. It will be good to have some relaxing family time together. I'm even looking forward to cooking a nice dinner (if I can remember how to do that).
Finally, I've been looking forward to this day because I have an awful lot to be thankful for. (I initially wrote the previous sentence in the grammatically correct way - an awful lot for which to be thankful - but it seems sort of stuffy. Just this once, I'll forego propriety!) Even though I try to be thankful every day, it's still good to set aside a special time to really think deeply about the many ways God has blessed me.
So, Happy Thanksgiving to all (even if you're not American).
P.S. - I'm also thankful that I found these critters in the pond yesterday.