Tradition says I should post on Facebook and all of social media the things I am thankful that I have. I was restless last night when I should have been sleeping, and instead thought of my list of things I am thankful I no longer have.
I no longer have a household full of screaming matches, and thrown objects, and drunken threats.
I don’t have a sense of dread opening the door to my home worried about what I am going to face when I get inside.
I don’t have the stench of cheap wine making my stomach turn.
I don’t have the bruises anymore.
If life is not what you want it to be, as frightening is to stay where you are, and it will be more frightening to leave- But when you do, the sense of peace you will finally have, there is no wealth on Earth that money can buy.
So this Thanksgiving, I give thanks for all the Blessings I do have- and even more for the Blessing of the all of the things I do not.