With Thanksgiving a week away, I wanted to share with you all the things for which I am thankful since I know that next Thursday I will be busy cooking and prepping for a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Things for which I am thankful in no particular order:
1. My brother and sister and their families.
2. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law and all their kids!
3. My hubby who although massively annoying at times has always been a font of support, friendship and love.
4. My wonderful hard-working, respectful and funny daughter.
5. The roof over my head.
6. The food on my plate.
7. Our military men, women and families for the sacrifices they make.
8. The law enforcement officers and firefighters who risk their lives every day for us.
9. My friends, including all of you who come here to visit and take the time to write to me.
10. Being relatively healthy.
11. Being able to pursue my lifelong dream of writing a book.
12. Having a job.
13. The United States of America and the life, liberty and happiness that it provides. Without you, none of the above 12 would be likely be possible. God Bless America.
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While doing my weekly shopping, I’ve noticed that the commercial juggernauts of Halloween and Christmas are seemingly displacing one of my favorite holidays – Thanksgiving.
I love Thanksgiving. I look forward to going to my sister’s house and getting together with family and friends to celebrate the wonderful gifts we’ve been given. As we sit down to eat our delicious meal, replete with so many tasty treats, we all take a moment to express for what we’re thankful. Even though some of those thanks seem redundant – family and friends – there are lots of things in our minds which we may not have the time to express in that short Thanksgiving moment.
So this year, take a moment to reflect and be thankful on your blessings. No, not the new car, Wii or other material things. Be thankful for those things that can’t be measured, like the Liberty that’s safeguarded by our military men and the sacrifices of their families, the law enforcement officers and firefighters who keep our homes safe, good health, friends who’ve got your back and of course, the family that supports you in all that you do.
It makes me think of a saying that I’ve seen recently – The important things are not things.
So true. I’ll carry that thought over to Christmas and remember the reason why we celebrate on that day.
How about you? What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving?
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