What could be more Charlie-Brown-Thanksgiving than lunch at an elementary school in the fall? On Thursday, the church bells rang as kids tumbled out of the Parish school and lined up for turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie. It’s an annual tradition at my kids’ school to invite all the parents to a Thanksgiving lunch.
I am so grateful for my precious children and for the rare opportunity they’ve all been given to attend the same school, at least for a short time. It is a blessing to our family and I never take it for granted.
What are you thankful for today?
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.
–St. Francis of Assisi