This poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar feels appropriate for 2020. Focusing on what is plentiful and abundant, feels necessary more than ever.

While making an apple pie yesterday, I received an unidentified emergency alert to my cell phone. It said COVID-19 rates were rising and hospitals could reach capacity soon. Whoever sent it could have sent it days ago, but instead chose Thanksgiving Eve. I was jarred out of my thankfulness and joy in our family traditions back to being scared of a virus. 2020 gives us no peace.

This poem gave me some peace though. Returned my mind to gratitude and celebration. I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and may your prayers be answered today and everyday.

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