But mostly I am thankful for my creature comforts and material possessions. I am blessed to own many things I dearly love or would be hard-pressed to live without. My piano. My sewing machine. My laptop. My iPhone. My Kindle. My camera. My daughter's ring. My grandmother's dining room furniture. Artwork created by my children. Craft supplies. Books and music and CD's. My car. The pendant carved from a coconut shell purchased at the beach in Costa Rica. I could go on and on.
This Thanksgiving, I renew my commitment to simplifying my life so that I can more fully appreciate that which remains.