Thankful for noise

Alright, I admit it. Generally I can’t stand large crowds. The dissonance of what seems like a million conversations all at once assaulting my ears is usually more than I care to deal with.

Dealing with tinnitus doesn’t make it much easier. Bit there are times when being immersed in those millions of conversations is nice. Like today. Thanksgiving.

Sitting here with family and friends and just enjoying the furor of so many voices reminds me of how blessed I am to be part of such a large family. I sit back and just listen for certain voices. And I note the absence of the familiarity of my mm and dads voice.

And that’s when I think of all the people that have no one to enjoy today with. For whatever reason, their day is spent alone. Being with family and friends makes the day memorable. I hope anyone that is alone today still takes time to be thankful for all the blessings in their life, especially the ones they don’t see.