Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving in a Tiny House

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers and to everyone around the world. Today in a America we give thanks for all the blessings we have. We spend time with family and friends, and sometimes friends who are like family. 

My son is here and we are spending a quiet morning as the turkey cooks in the oven just spending time hanging out. Of course both of us are on our laptops, but in a tiny house we sit and chat and share things we find funny or interesting on the web. While many would say technology hinders human communication, in our case it gives us infinite things to learn and discuss. 

Later today we will be having a communal thanksgiving feast at a neighbor's home. We will take our contribution of turkey, smashed taters, and cranberry sauce. We will put our technology away and spend quality time with friends. We will laugh and share stories of this past year. I will share how grateful I am for the tiny home I built, for my son, my granddaughter, my family. I will speak of how our new puppies are growing and exploring the world around them. I will complain of the hours I have been working lately, but not of the fact I am employed and have an income that allows me to feast on days such as Thanksgiving. I will shed a tear for those who are no longer sitting at the table with us. Mostly I will enjoy this day as intended, a day of being thankful for all that I have. 

I hope that you are able to spend a day enjoying the company of friends and family, or just relaxing and enjoying a brief respite from the pressures of life. For those of you working today, thank you for your service. To all the military folks who can't be home because they are defending freedom for us and other's around the world, thank you for your service.