Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Susie and John are visiting us for the week of Thanksgiving. Also visiting: Susie's unborn child, "Beet." Yesterday Susie and Leonard put together a nice spread. Folks chose from a whole chicken, gravy, dressing (a.k.a. stuffing cooked outside the bird), fresh cranberry sauce, string beans, carrots, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and several pies/tarts (pear, apple, chocolate pecan).
I haven't been feeling much gratitude lately, so it is a good thing to perform a gratitude overview. I am grateful for the loving and functional family. I am thankful for my new job and the painful and challenging lessons I'm learning because of it. I am thankful for the recent election results. I am grateful that I enjoy the abundance that weighed down our table. And I am thankful that, when the bad moods come, they do go away, even if in their midst I feel as though they will never pass.