I can smell the turkey cooking in your kitchen as you read this post. I can hear the laughter as friends and family gather together to give thanks on this day. I can just image grandparents hugging their grandchildren and children, and friends hugging friends. This is what we've been missing over the past two Thanksgivings.
This is my Harvest of Hope quilt. When I think of family, my personal family and my quilting family, I think about harvesting hope. We all sow the seeds of hope, love, friendship, and gratitude. Then we harvest that love, and fill our hearts to overflowing every time we gather together.
Let's hope for the future while reflecting on the past. As we go about our days and weeks, we are all harvesting hope in our lives by planting seeds of happiness, giving smiles along the way, a hug here and there, and spreading encouragement to help each other grow and prosper.
The puppy in the picture is our son's dog, Copper. Mazey was camera shy, as she zipped in and out of pictures. There were a few pictures just featuring her tail as she flew through the field of view.
Mr. Joe and I are going to spend a very quiet Thanksgiving together. I see a football game or two in our future.
I am so thankful for all of my blog readers, and our friendships which have developed over the years since I started blogging in 2008. Many of you have been with me and supported me from the very start. I feel extremely blessed.