Thankful for what?

“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” – Kak Sri

Today is Thanksgiving Day. After the bad things that have happened to me over the years, how could anyone be thankful? Yet I am.  My gratefulness didn’t come from the many how-to Internet sites that advertised gratitude exercises or gratitude therapy groups guaranteed to change one’s life. I just worked hard in my garden.

 

In the spring, I got my hands dirty preparing three plots for to grow winter squash.

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 During the summer I got my hands dirty tending the plants.

 

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By September there were 50 beautiful delicata winter squashes on the vines ready for picking and sharing with my friends and community.