How terrific that our blog’s traditional Weeks of Thanksgiving celebration now enters its 5th year.
Even more terrific is that each of us poetically celebrates by penning a Thanku.
As I shared last year, I often borrow the words of former Ambassador Walter Annenberg to describe my never-changing state of mind: i.e. grateful and hopeful.
Gratitude begins my day – gratitude for my family and friends, especially my carioca grandson, for my writers, students and Children’s Book World, for my fellow TeachingAuthors and of course, you, our readers.
Hopefulness propels me forward.
This year, 2015?
This year I express my heartfelt thanks to the 2015 National League Central Division Champions, the 40-man roster of the 2015 Chicago Cubs, inspiringly led by their Manager Joe Maddon.
In a crazy-crazy oft-dark April through mid-October when making sense of the world sometimes proved head-shakingly challenging, my Cubbies, with their Can-Do boundless Spirit, proved to be the cure-all, the vaccination against succumbing.
They pierced through the gloom and doom, to those blue skies above Wrigley Field dotted with flying WIN pennants, enabling and ennobling me to keep keepin’ on.
They perched in my soul like that feather of Emily Dickinson’s.
Thanku to My Home Team
Just what the Doctor ordered
to validate Hope.
All together now, even though I can sing the tune without the words: Go, Cubs, Go!
May you always have reason to give thanks and be hopeful.
Don’t forget to share your Thanku!