I know that you know what I’m about to say.  November is a time for us to remember all the things for which we are thankful.  You’re not only correct, but it’s true; it is a time to be thankful.

My Mom and SistersThere are so many things for which we can be truly thankful.  There are the big ones, like life, health, love, freedom and friendship.  We can be thankful for a roof over our heads and meals on our tables.  But there are so many other things, too.  And they are all worth recognizing.

Dad in uniformThis month is also Veteran’s Day.  Like you, I am grateful for our nation’s soldiers.  They guard us against harm and protect our freedoms.  I have nine veterans in my immediate family; my father, uncles, a couple of brothers-in-law and two of my sisters.  Most of them protected us, but one of them fought.  Thank you hardly seems adequate.

I am thankful for my friends who, on a regular basis, remind me to laugh at myself and push me to grow; friends like Pat Montandon, Admiral Dann, Teresa, Heather and Joe, Suzanne, Rev. Rachel and Toria.  I am grateful for the beautiful colors of Autumn; they warm and sooth me.  I am thankful for my fuzzy toe socks that keep my feet warm on cold nights and for my Star Wars T-shirts that allow me to express my inner child and my joy.

I am deeply thankful for my amazing, hard working, brilliant, kind, funny and handsome husband and for my wonderful, smart and funny fur-baby Helo.  They bring me more joy than I can express.  

I am thankful that the Universe, people and events and conspired to allow me to live my life the way expanding myself spiritually and bringing compassion, joy, education and (hopefully) enlightenment and peace to people within our community.  

John, Victoria and JoeI am thankful for the many fascinating people that John and I get to work with through Great Conjunction.  Such as the incredibly talented Rev. Sara Sachs, who’ll be returning later this month for our annual Victorian Flower Séance.   Victoria Price shared with us lessons from her father Vincent Price as well as things she’s learned on her own spiritual journey.  Rev. Rachel Hollander has guided us through a few lessons this year and will be doing more with us next year as well.  Bets Danko and Kathy Evans-Palmisano who come from Pittsburgh to share their gifts and talents with us.  And there are many others; far too many to list.

And that leads me to you.  I am thankful for each and every person who has come to one of our events or even just read our newsletter or followed us on Facebook and Twitter.  Without you we would have no point.  Thank you.

So take a moment as soon as you’re able and think about some of the things for which you are thankful.  And please share time with us in the future.

Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving!