This year marked a pretty big milestone in the Fagan house. This Thanksgiving was our tenth year hosting our favorite of all holidays. We love Thanksgiving because it is a time to truly appreciate family, without the distraction of gifts and other commercial nonsense, and to simply feast upon Rumi’s words to “today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.”
This year I tried to fully embrace these words, because even though the people who physically sit around our table have changed drastically these last few years, there is still so much for which our hearts can be thankful. It can be so easy to focus on Loss and fall into his grip because it often feels as if he is just waiting there at the ready to close his fingers around us. But instead, this year I chose to reflect upon all the joy that has filled our dining room over the course of the past ten years. Change and loss are definite parts of life, but on this day of thanksgiving, I chose to allow myself to be filled with joy, and love, and gratitude. For it is all about perspective isn’t it? Choosing a positive lens through which to look at the world can be so powerful and life changing.