by Catharine Hannay
It's two days before Thanksgiving, and like many of you, my husband and I are following COVID guidelines and not gathering with friends and family.
This would be a very hard week for me even without the pandemic. I can't bake a pumpkin pie with my mom, since she died of brain cancer a few years ago. And I can't sit and chat with my aunt, who died suddenly last summer.
While your circumstances are different from mine, I'm sure this is a challenging week for you, too. So I'd like to share some thoughts on practicing gratitude in challenging times.
This is adapted from a post I published in May. Remember May? Back when we thought we were nearly done with quarantine, and school would be back to normal in the fall? (Is there a hybrid emoji that shows someone hysterically laughing or crying, but you're not sure which?)