Sitting on the porch. Wearing coats and hats and gloves. Huddled around space heaters. Tables six feet apart. A menu of scallops and tomato risotto and blackened brussels sprouts.
That was Thanksgiving 2020 for me and my immediate family.
This year I am looking forward to attending what is being called a Vax-giving, an indoor gathering of family and friends who are all fully vaccinated and have taken rapid tests to confirm the absence of any breakthrough infections. Ten family and friends gathered around the table eating delicious traditional Thanksgiving food. Inside. Together.
This year is infinitely better than last year.
Amidst what continues to be such a very challenging fall, it can be hard to miss. The ways in which things are better. Significantly better.
This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for
- Vaccines now available to children five and over
- Opportunities to gather with other people
- The Broad Street Choir
- New recipes mastered during the pandemic
- My home
- My family
- My friends – every one of them
- Daily walks
This is my partial list. In the midst of all that is challenging and hard, I invite you to give thanks.
For you, how is this Thanksgiving different than last year’s? What are you grateful for this day?
-Written by Rev. Amy Miracle
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