I am ok with being alone, too. I have my little Yorkie, Riley, to keep me company, and I will have the TV on the games, even though I do not like to watch them. The sound of them in the background remind me of other Thanksgivings when the house was full. I really think this “atmosphere” makes me happy, although I am alone.
BUT, as I said above, I am alone and have been for some time. I have friends here, but I am the “matriarch” of them all. For the longest time when I was much younger I was “the young one.” Most of my friends and romantic involvements were older. Since moving to Florida, I have slowly become the oldest, especially with my friends. Most are about the age of my brother – six years my junior. And they are good friends who really care about my wellbeing.
So, on this eve of Thanksgiving I am very thankful for what I have and especially what I have had in my life. With 72 looming over me, I realize, I had lead an interesting and very full life. And I am very thankful for it.