Two events are colliding this month and the juxtaposition is, to me, quite striking. The post-election fall-out still hasn’t quite settled, and Thanksgiving (our annual pause to reflect on the gifts in our lives) is just around the corner. Significant research into the urban agricultural/sustainable agriculture/prepper population reveals a dichotomy – possibly the most politically polarized group of people on the planet find common ground in producing their own food. Folks that self identify as home food producers also self-identify as either “very conservative” or “very liberal” with very few people in the middle (this has been proven over and over and over in marketing and publication studies). I know some of you are celebrating the election, and I know some of you are grieving the results; a variety of responses is expected. And yet, we form a community that tackles environmental issues, social issues, economic issues, governmental/regulatory issues, and health issues. This to me is a testament to the common goal and good nature in the hearts of so many individuals. And for this, I am grateful.
Now to the latter – our seasons of thanks. Once a year is surely inadequate to count our blessings, but it is a nice reminder to be intentional about focusing on what is good in our lives. I’ll start. My number one, best ever, most wonderful thing in my life is Ben. That handsome man pictured above is my rock, my partner in crime (heh, heh, heh), and my confidant. There is nothing I’m more grateful for, and I know I don’t say it enough (most of us don’t). So let me say it again – I am so grateful to have Ben in my life.
To that end, for this post I’d like you to comment on something a wee bit personal in the comments section below, something for which you are truly grateful. Something heartfelt, something that’ll kick us all right in the feels and remind of us our commonality, our mutual adorations. Our world is a wild and wonderful place, and for that a celebration is in order. We’d love to share in those warm thoughts with you (and we don’t give a hoot about your political affiliations).
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