It is in rugged crises, in unbearable endurance, and in aims which put sympathy out of the question, that the angel is shown.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving: My family, of course—mine’s the best. I’m thankful for my job as editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth, where I have the pleasure of discovering true stories about Angels, both heavenly angels and earth angels.
And speaking of earth angels, I’m thankful for my wonderful babysitters, and all the everyday angels I come across in my town and during my commute. Sometimes I think of my bus drivers and train conductors as my guardian angels, because they keep me safe on my travels five days a week. I’m thankful for summer most of all, but also thankful I’ll be running up to the attic this weekend to bring down our Christmas tree angels. I’ve missed them!
I’m thankful that Evie has finally learned to ride a bicycle and that Louisiana is settled into her freshman year of high school. I’m thankful we have electricity at home, after being without power for several days recently. I’m thankful for these incredible fall sunrises, even if I’d really rather sleep in. I’m thankful for warm boots and gloves, and my new down coat. I’m (usually) thankful for my cats.
Colleen Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth. She's been at Guideposts for 20 plus years, and lives in a Hudson River town with her two daughters and two cats.