At the time, it honestly seemed pretty corny. Every year, at our Thanksgivings, we held hands for prayer around the table and Dad would ask each of us to share something we were thankful for. Then he would finish with something he was thankful for and bless the food.
Looking back on it today, with my father no longer with us, I realize how special this tradition was. Part of what makes it so special is that Mom and Dad, my aunt and uncle by blood, took me in when I was 12 years old from a very broken home. They gave me a stable home with love, and most importantly, a grounded faith. I intend to carry on Dad’s tradition at our Thanksgiving table this year. And, I thought I would start a new tradition for our Sundog family and ask each of our team members to share with you one thing they are thankful for this year.
Kym: I am incredibly thankful to have discovered mindfulness meditation this past year. My daily practice has helped me tremendously with anxiety, self-knowledge, and direction in life. 2019 was one of the most challenging years I have faced, and I feel that this practice has made me more resilient and excited for the future.
Jeni: I’m very thankful for my parents. They are deeply involved in our lives in all the best ways. Their lifelong example of kindness and generosity, their wisdom and knowledge, are very important to all of us. I’m so grateful my kids get to grow up with their Grands!
Paul: I’m thankful for being able to spend so much time with my family. They are a blessing.
Rob: I’m thankful that we finally found our forever home in Anchor Point. Very thankful for the small town and an easier pace of life.
Monica: I’m so thankful for new work opportunities in photography and Web design this year. Grateful for the Sundog team… for their leadership, talent, dedication, camaraderie. The list goes on!
Cathy: I am thankful for God’s hand of protection over our family, friends, health and the business that allows us to have a Sundog team.
I hope your Thanksgiving is truly blessed and that you have hands to hold and much to be thankful for.