We are in the midst of our Thanksgiving holiday weekend, on Lewis. I don't know if it is at all related to the US Thanksgiving, but no turkeys are involved. Here it is a religious event; services of Thanksgiving have been held in churches all over the island today, and tomorrow is a local holiday. So I have been thinking today of all the things I have been thankful for in these past Seven Days
It has been a stormy week - spent mostly indoors, with the lamps lit earlier now. I am thankful that we were safe and snug in our home, as the wind and rain lashed in from the sea.
I am thankful that the weather is not always like that - and that we have spectacularly beautiful days too. On this still blue Monday morning, I pulled in to the side of the road to answer a call on my mobile. As I sat there, chatting to my son, who was walking through the streets of Edinburgh, I was thankful for the modern technology that allowed that connection.
Thankful for my children, and for a lovely birthday evening out
and for cosy, flickering peat fire flames.
I was thankful for dancing kitchen helpers,
and for warm, sweet smelling baths.
and nourishing food.
I am thankful that my Seven days have been filled with ordinary extraordinary pleasures. I hope that you too have been touched by joy over this last week - thank you for reading. xxx