Is giving thanks enough?

As we head into Thanksgiving and much of California is still covered with fires, I’m recognizing how much I take for granted. Not having access to fresh air for more than a week has been way more challenging than I ever could have imagined. And so many people live in similar conditions, or worse, on a daily basis. I've been asking myself, what are we doing to not only give thanks in the moment but to preserve our precious rights for the future? 

I don’t necessarily have the answer for you, but I do have a gift that will hopefully calm any present anxieties and smooth any rough edges. I know from personal experience when I stop, slow down and get quiet I remember, and remembering is the most important part. 

Sending gratitude and prayers for deep breaths from smoky Oakland,