I have only a few rituals involved with my spiritual practice. I rarely talk about them.

One of them, though, is to say, “Thank you,” — every morning when I get up and every night when I go to bed.

Sometimes they get to be habit, just a quick thanks without intent or purpose.

Most of the time, though, I try to take that brief moment to express actual gratitude toward something specific, like a particular friend, some aspect of the day that’s passed, or the day to come.

I feel as though I can’t ever express the proper gratitude I have for my friends, my family, my life. I am privileged, I know, and I try to be aware of that each and every day.

So yes, thank you.

Happy Turkey Day to those who celebrate!