This is a day for reflection as well as feasting, and though it has been a somewhat frustrating year, I have much to be thankful for:
I am thankful to still be here. I do have Stage 4 cancer.
I am thankful the meds are working (for now, anyway), and though it means I will probably never have hair again, hey, it also means I'll never have to shave my legs again. Win!
I am thankful that even though one of the nastier side effects is numbness in my fingers, I can still type, though I spend a lot of time correcting fumbles. I would rather fumble than silence the words in my brain trying to get out, which have always been enabled by my fingers.
I am thankful for my family, without whom much of my life would be meaningless and simply not possible.
I am thankful for good friends and neighbors, who have shown me how to be a better person myself.
I am thankful for all the readers who have risked a few bucks on my books. Their reactions have brought me much pleasure.
And I am thankful for life, with all of its rich, varied, and often frustrating experiences. We don't learn much when everything goes well all the time.
Pay forward your blessings and don't dwell on your hurts, and have a wonderful, safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving!
(corrected 3 December to correct some exceptional weird formatting)