White Dog had the wagging agreement of every pup this morning when she said, "You know, I really like having the Thanksgiving meal first thing in the day! Starts the day off perfectly."
We were all enjoying brunch, prepared with everyone's talent and supervised by ten eager floofy ones. There were Candace's salmon patties and Steve's pumpkin pancakes, and my spinach, cheese and bacon breakfast custard. The pups had the scrambled egg whites from the custard, a pancake of their own and juice from the poached salmon. It smelled extraordinary as things baked and fried. the music was jazzy and relaxing. Everything was so good that we forgot to make the fruit smoothies. (Immediately, this was added to tonight's night meal to correct the gaffe...and prevent mutiny).
Candace had to head off to work but the rest of us lounged together watching the bobbing branches and dancing sunlight in our clear blue skies through the windows. One-by-one the extended White Dog Army settled into positions of happiness and daydreamed.
It was one of those sublime occurrences when everything is at peace and your soul soars with gratitude. And we have much for which to be grateful. We have each other, constant and true and for always. We have a mission and a passion that drives us to make the world a better place. We have a home and all of life's essentials. We are lucky enough to have more than enough to share; our needs and wishes are met.
Mostly, we are blessed with loving friends and a support network that encourages us to fly and reach for the stars. We are surrounded by extraordinary people, whom we admire, who believe in US. People who challenge us and hold a mirror and provide diverse perspective. In this we are beyond wealthy and we are humbled by the Universal gift that such a web of love is. Know our thanks are genuine and sincere and felt year round, not just on this one day.
It is our wish for each of you to always have bounty enough to share and a heart filled with gratitude. To be safe in the knowledge that you are wrapped in love and have people you can always count upon. That you have the confidence and belief in yourselves to reach out to those in need...to make a difference.
We ask the Universe to remember those without today. To grant a friend to every creature who is alone...a meal to fill every empty belly...safety from the cold and dark for those with no homes... a chance for a loving accepting family...and SOMETHING that gives every soul a reason to mummer a word of "thanks."
Happy Thanksgiving...be at peace and know you are loved. Siku Marie, Puff the Magical, YoYoMa, Taiko the Tender Heart, Bella E. Premurosa, Satchi the Undaunted, Zsofia the Sky Eyed, Steve and Sue.