November 20, 2021
As I sit in my favorite chair on an early Saturday morning, I enjoy the quit before the start of the day. As I listen to the clock ticking the seconds away I gaze out of my window and reflect. I reflect on the summer that just passed in what seemed like a blink of an eye. I remember the family trip to the Indiana Sand Dunes in July. I miss the sand between my toes and the warm wind that blew across my face. I look back on a chilly August bonfire. The memory of the laughter and storytelling, while watching the red-orange flames shoot upward into the darkened sky, brings a smile to my face. As I watch the last of the colorful-fall leaves fall from the tree, I reflect on how the summer had been filled with so many birthday, anniversary, and graduation celebrations.
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I realize how thankful I am for all the simple things in life, but I now look forward to the plans of the future and all the new memories that are on the way. I take my hat off to the past, but raise my glass to all the future adventures that await! Happy Thanksgiving!