The crunch of footsteps schlepping through snow alerted me to the UPS delivery. I did a mental run down of my recent buying habits and, nope, I couldnâ€™t come up with any expected deliveries. Huh.
The box, left like a Trojan horse just outside the door, beckoned. It was rectangular and smallish, but filled with possibilities. I brought it in, felt its heft, and cut it open. Inside I discovered a box of chocolates with a note from my son.
â€œIâ€™m sorry our schedules make it difficult to have our weekly lunches. Soâ€¦ have some chocolates!â€ There was more, but my heart was already flooded.
Day in, day out, my life is filled with blessings. Big things like a home, food, love, and good health. But also little things like the purr of a cat, the sloppy lick of a joyous dog, a Post-it note left on the bathroom mirror by my husband saying I am adored, an e-mail from my daughter sharing a moment, or a surprise box of candy from a thoughtful son.
Thanksgiving is in two days. Officially. Unofficially, I experience it 365 days a year.
Hereâ€™s wishing you the same.