I saw a coffee mug that rated the year 2020. It got one star. Yes, it has been strange, challenging, tragic, uncertain --- you fill in the blank. And in the midst of it, we are about to recognize the holiday, Thanksgiving. I say recognize because we may or may not gather to celebrate. But I am convinced, that in spite of my moodiness about the year, there are reasons to give thanks to God! My granddaughter was born, and I was fortunate to preside at her baptism! I got to see my parents. I remain employed, doing what I love in a place I love. My kids and grandkids and I are healthy. Take a few minutes and a deep breath, and say thank you to God for the blessings in your own life!