THANKSGIVING: Some words of advice, for the day that’s coming, the feast itself, the long hours of fellowship with family and friends, the unexpected issues (man, it looks like it’s going to be cold in the northeast tomorrow!), the guests who arrive early or late, the turkey cooking too slowly, too fast: Everything is going to be all right. Thanksgiving is what it is. Only YOU know what you planned, if you skip something or forget something, no one will know. Just breathe and let the holiday wash over you. Do your best with love and intention and nothing will be less than exceptional, I promise. Remember to give thanks, for the things that bring you joy, family, friends, blessings. Be thankful too for the small things. I filled one of my bird feeders this morning with a mixture of seed and small bread bits warmed in bacon fat. My Mom used to do that. Before I had the door shut all the way a young squirrel had hopped up on the bird bath next to the feeder and lunged for the feeder. He didn't quite make it, and dumped the whole thing. I am thankful I have so many small birds that are happy to hop around the patio for their breakfast.. there was a swarm of them, out from the bushes and parts nearby, several kinds and all happy to eat together. The larger birds, like the blue birds and Stellar Jays often hoard the feeder like it was their last meal. What things are YOU thankful for ??