Hannukah and Thanksgiving

Happy Hannukah

For the first time in over 100 years Hannukah and Thanksgiving overlap. While I'm not devout by any means, the story of Hannukah resonates with me, and I try and say a prayer and light the candles as an expression of faith. That is the basis of the holiday, A lamp that was lit in the reclaimed temple with only enough oil for one day lasted for eight. Whether a actual miracle happened doesn't matter to me. It is a powerful allegory about the value of faith. Thanksgiving is pretty well known. A lot of us have had a tough few years, and it may not feel like there is a lot to give thanks for. For me it is clear:
I have all my fingers and toes
Food goes in the front and out the back on a regular basis
I have a warm place to sleep in the winter and a cool place to sleep in summer
I have thousands of people who call me their friend and a handful who actually are
I have two dogs in my life who don't tell me they love me, but show it to me daily and depend on me to do the same.
From time to time, I have the opportunity to share the gifts I have been given with others

I wish you all a similar gift
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