Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.

~George Herbert

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday around here.
It is a day in which our hearts,
are given a chance to rest,
enjoy the full company of those we most love,
and reflect on a full year
of such abundant pleasures and happinesses
that we almost cannot believe it.

This year we spent our day being especially thankful for:

Family gathered together from near and far
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to celebrate with food in abundance.
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Two beautiful, healthy, thriving boys,
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and a miracle that is at once so small and so great
that my heart skips a beat every time I consider my gratitude
for it in particular:
someone new
who, G-d willing, we're expecting to meet (in person) in April.
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This year, we're not only giving thanks for the miracles in our lives,
but for our ability and our propensity
to lift up our hearts in thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

Phyllis Sommer said...

b'sha'ah tova! many blessings to you and your family:-)

happy thanksgiving!

Alison said...

Yowza! Bsha'ah tova! So many blessings!

Marissa P. said...

Congrats Leigh Ann (and David and Asher and Rami too)!!!

Anonymous said...

We had the best time at your home for the Thanksgiving holiday! No one knows how to host like the lovely Kopans family! :) Thank you so much for having us. Everything was simply delicious, including my two beautiful nephews! :) And that awesome bday cake was not too shabby :) Love, Auntie AL

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