As we enter this holiday season, I know it is always a very sad time for many in the LGBT community. Although, at least where I live, there are several LGBT groups who host holiday "potlucks" where you are asked to bring a side dish. So at the least everyone has some place to go.
That is why I am writing this. During my last post I was whining about the amount of cleaning we had to do for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner. When I began to think about it, I started to realize what a blessing it was to be able to participate in a holiday family get together at all.
In my own family, I remain close to a very accepting daughter but I am equally far apart from my brother.
I know being totally accepted by an outside family is extremely rare and I am happy to participate. Plus, it is easy to take for granted having the money to go out and buy all the needed provisions to be able to be able to put on a holiday feast.
So a little bit of cleaning won't hurt me!