Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a day we give thanks for all the gifts that we have. Thanksgiving in our house is a time we spend all day either preparing food and setting the table, or cleaning up afterwards and putting everything away, with about ten minutes in between when we actually sit down together as a family and enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner together. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the fact that despite difficult or challenging times, we do have many, many blessings to be thankful for. I count each and every one of you, the members of my JOTW family, among them.
It's been a while since we asked our JOTW subscribers to contribute their limericks or haiku. This year I will invoke a common Thanksgiving theme in our home, Hot Pockets, which I have suggested in lieu of the big turkey dinner. Send your “Hot Pocket” limerick or haiku to firstname.lastname@example.org, and watch for the best of the submissions in the upcoming issues of JOTW.