It’s a good day to reflect and truly be thankful. And also to eat more food than anyone should possibly eat in one sitting. I’m thankful for my health and the general well-being of my loved ones. I’m thankful to be able to work in a field that I find infinitely rewarding and constantly surprising. I’m thankful to have regular readers who have an interest in what I write, as ludicrous as it seems. I’m thankful for the many friends who help me in bad times and laugh at all times. I’m thankful I live in the best city on earth even if I do live there in a tiny overpriced apartment. I’m thankful for cats and the sound of fall leaves and the smell of hot cocoa and the crisp snap of a day in late November.
Art above is “Challenge at Turkey Creek” by Jim Killen:
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.