In the last few weeks, I’ve celebrated my 60th (gulp!) birthday in Atlanta, Denver and Minneapolis (why stop with just one city?) and that, along with the impending Thanksgiving holiday, has given me occasion to reflect on all the things I’m grateful for.
I have to say, I feel blessed in almost every possible way. Sure, my muscle tone and mental acuity may be rapidly waning, but I’ve still got a Jack Palance-like grip on my Denver friends from 40 years ago (I refuse to let them go, no matter how much they try)… plus all my friends from Philadelphia (you know who you are)… and my newest and dearest friends from Atlanta. Plus my own humongous family, of course. And if that’s not an embarrassment of riches, I don’t know what is.
Speaking of friendship, I’m also reminded that this time last year, I was in Malawi with my friend Patti Ross, as part of my global travels with Heifer International.
Not to mention a memorable feast day of cooking in the village of Mchinji that I will only mildly recreate this Thursday.
So this holiday season, when you have your family and friends gathered around, I hope that you will remember Heifer in your giving ……for my friends in Malawi, and for all the families around the world who are hoping and praying for your generous gift of an animal.Happy Thanksgiving, thanks a million for being such loyal readers, and I love you!
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