Saturday, November 24, 2012

Being Thankful

by
Scott D. Parker


There was a moment on Thursday afternoon, Thanksgiving itself, when all the food was ready, all the folks who were coming to our house were present, the table was set, and, yes, the Houston Texans were already playing on the television. It was that moment of the prayer before the meal. As the head of my household, this duty fell to me.

In that moment, for just a second or three, I was speechless. There is so, so much I have to be thankful for. The most important ones are always true: wife, child, parents, her parents and siblings, extended family, and the health of all of them. I have a job which provides for the three of us. We have food, a house, and more than enough stuff to fill it to keep us entertained. Really, what more is there?

I'm not going to write about writing today. I'm just going to be thankful for all the things in my life. One of the fun ones is writing with this group of people here at Do Some Damage. Thanks, guys and gals, for letting me join in on this continuing experiment.

1 comment:

Elaine Ash said...

Beautifully expressed, Scott.