Sometimes, if I'm lucky, I can finish a column in about 1- hours. Sometimes it takes several hours.
And sometimes, for columns such as this one, it takes a full year.
My Thanksgiving column takes that long to write because I continue to write a little bit of it in my heart almost every day.
My most used prayer is only three words: Thank you, God. I probably say it at least a few times a day, followed by the specific reasons why I am most grateful.
When I see a blue sky and feel the warmth of the sun, I say thank you.