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Grateful, yes. Satisfied, no.

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How many “gratitude” emails did you get today? I got a ton, which got me thinking about the way things are versus the way I want them to be. I struggle with that. Mightily.

For Thanksgiving, I want to have so many people in my apartment that we literally have to step over each other to move around; or decide not to have anyone over and go to Bermuda for the long weekend; or spend the day in service at the food pantry near me; or visit my mom and son in California; or sit in front of the tv eating pie all day if that is what suits me. Basically, like everyone else, I don’t want to be constrained by quarantine restrictions; negative COVID tests; and limits on my freedom. However, because I know that these constraints are for the greater good and, hopefully, temporary, I can handle it.

My husband (the........

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