Blessings and More

From my table to yours, have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving Day there will be many homes across America filled with family and friends.  All will be expressing thanks for each other, health, happiness, freedom, and the other blessings of their lives. 

When my turn at the table comes to answer the yearly question of What are you most grateful for this year?…I’m going to answer honestly without repeating anything that has already been said.   If I’m last in line, and all the good ones have already been taken by the 12 people before me, I have a few things in mind that have blessed my life this year…. 

I am thankful for saunas, monkeys, hot water, tweezers, socks, funny hats, Thomas Jefferson, and lobster ravioli. 

Enjoy your day.  Also, try to focus on one holiday at a time.  There is a lot of Christmas out there already.  If you find yourself lost in a Superstore holiday display…

for the sake of your sanity…find a way OUT!

Do you frequently count your blessings, or take the simple things in life (food, shelter, and other basics) for granted? 

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I have to admit that I don’t think about the basics very often, except occasionally when I say grace before a meal. I need to to a better job reminding myself to be thankful for the simple things in life.

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  2. Posted by Stacey on November 27, 2010 at 6:35 am

    I tend to feel the most grateful when I am completely alone and cannot tell anyone. I sometimes feel super grateful when I can focus on something or someone without interuption but suprisingly I find it difficult to find the right words to express myself. My fear is that my words will not sincerely convey my true feelings.

    I have been especially grateful lately and have expressed it to the one in charge. I run and I have literally prayed to God while running when I have gotten ideal weather, as if the weather was picked just for me.

    Regarding the basics, I do, however, forget how lucky my family and I are that we can go to the grocery store and get what we want or go out if we don’t feel like cooking, or go on a trip while others struggle with going across town because they have to work or can’t afford the gas. I have to remind myself of our blessings and then I have to pass it on to my kids so they too can understand how blessed we are.

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  3. I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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  4. I am thankful for saunas, monkeys, hot water, tweezers, socks, funny hats, Thomas Jefferson, and lobster ravioli._ I wish I’d read this post before Thanksgiving, and I would have had a very unique thanks to share instead of the usuals!

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