Thank you for this important reminder. Realizing those moments of entitlement and then changing them to being grateful is a wonderful reframe and a deliberate choice.
Here is a favorite poem i read at Thanksgiving each year
Praise the light of late November,
the thin sunlight that goes deep in the bones.
Praise the crows chattering in the oak trees;
though they are clothed in night, they do not
Praise what little there’s left:
the small boats of milkweed pods,
shells, the architecture of trees.
Praise the meadow
of dried weeds:
yarrow, goldenrod, chicory,
the remains of summer.
Praise the blue sky
that hasn’t cracked yet.
Praise the sun slipping down
behind the beechnuts,
praise the quilt of leaves
that covers the grass:
Scarlet Oak, Sweet Gum,
Though darkness gathers, praise our crazy
it’s all we have, and it’s never enough.
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