I've always loved the idea of a holiday dedicated simply to being thankful for the good things in our lives. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life," writes Melody Beattie. "It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
On this Thanksgiving day, I am thankful for readers -- for all who share my love of books, and make it possible for writers to keep on writing. Especially for you, dear people: for those who read every single Myth & Moor post, and those who drop in just once in a while; for those who share thoughts and poems in Comments section, and those who prefer to just read and stay silent; for those who come here for discussions of books and art, and those who really just come for Tilly (and I know, via the mail I receive, that there are quite a few of the latter!). I'm grateful for every reader here, and this is for you.
Here are a few of the other things I'm grateful for, today and every day:
Pictures: The drawing of a bunny girl and friend is from one of my sketchbooks. The picture of me and Tilly was taken by Ellen Kushner. Related posts: "The secular sacred" and "A democracy of species."