Gobble Gobble!!

Ah Thanksgiving. A time for family, good will, and of course, thankfulness. With so much turmoil and unrest in our world, I believe it’s more important than ever to stay mindful of and be thankful for all the good things in our lives.
I belong to a group of women (affectionately known as Power Girls) who write and send Gratitude Lists each day. It’s such a joy to write my own list but even more so to read the lists of others in which I’m often reminded of the little things that I tend to forget to be grateful for. Simple stuff like “another day to take on” or “wonderful, blissful alone time.” This is the list I sent today:


  1. My life.
  2. My family.
  3. My friends.
  4. Sweet potato pie! Yum–mee!!
  5. My sister-in-law who is doing the heavy lifting this year.
  6. Spending the day and last night with my nephew cooking his favorite things.
  7. Being in the awesome position of guiding a young life.
  8. A life full of choices.
  9. Freedom.
  10. My Oasis in Harlem.
  11. Grat Lists and Grat Girls.

I always breathe a little easier and smile a little wider after I’ve written a list.

My nephew, Lonnie

stayed with me last night and we cooked some of his favorite foods:

corn bread, macaroni and cheese

and my favorite, sweet potato pie(s).

So far, I’ve eaten an entire pie by myself. Partly because Lonnie doesn’t like sweet potatoes but mostly because I eat sweet potato pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner when I make them. He doesn’t really like orange food at all which I think stems from a carrot overdose he experienced as a baby. Nevertheless, he’s one of my favorite people on the planet so I can overlook the fact that he doesn’t share my sweet potato passion.

Right now, I have to get myself dressed and get Lonnie off the sofa where he’s glued to the TV watching Drake & Josh’s Bromantic Thanksgiving Weekend on The N.

Have a wonderful holiday!!


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