Sunday, November 27, 2011

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because it is a very real reminder of what we should be doing everyday: expressing gratitude for all of the wonderful people in our lives, for the wonderful blessings that have been rained down upon us, for family, for shelter, for our basic needs being met and so much more.

I have to admit that I have not been particularly grateful lately. I have been so caught up with my own concerns that I have not taken time to really see what I do have. The warm response all of you gave to my post of a few days ago really reminded me of how much I have to be thankful for.

Even in hardest times, my life is so rich and so wonderful. I am so blessed to wake up every morning in a warm home with a beautiful family. I am blessed with a husband who is solid as a rock, a rock I often turn to for safety in a storm. I am blessed to have the energy to care for my children and watch them grow. I am blessed to have the time to care for myself. I am blessed with wonderful friends that understand me. I am blessed with opportunities to share my passions with others. I am blessed with laughter and smiles and hugs every day.

I am so thankful.


  1. When I was a kid, if I had a hard time falling asleep at night my dad would tell me to 'count my blessings' - it never failed to make me feel better and get me to sleep soundly :) It's a happy habit to keep.


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