Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for:
  • my good health and the good health of my husband and family.
  • my wonderful children who still want to spend Thanksgiving Day with me inspite of my reluctance to leave the kitchen, sit down and actually visit with them.
  • my wonderful grandchildren who, hopefully, will force me out of the kitchen for a walk down to the park to play.
  • my country.  Inspite of our problems, I would not want to live anywhere else.  We have the freedom to change or not to change.
  • my home.  I have a roof over my head, a warm bed to sleep in, a refrigerator full of food.  Most of the world lacks one or more of these simple things.
  • my parents.  Although they are long gone, they gave me the foundation on which to build a happy, successful life.  They made me responsible, they educated me, they taught me right from wrong, and most importantly, they taught me the power of love.
  • my marriage.  How many are still in love after 40+ years?  I am one lucky gal.
  • my friends.  What can I say?  You are my joy when things go right, my salvation when things go wrong.
  • learning and exploring.  Reading, travelling, trying new things out, being challenged -- this is what makes life so rich.
May you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.  Turn the computer off, stay away from the tv for a bit, get out of the kitchen, and just enjoy being with the people who are important in your life.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting me and commenting! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  2. We do have much to be thankful for don't we! I got a kick out of your "to do list". I'm a bit like that too but now my children all live so far away that we rarely get together all at the same time so my list consists of much less now. But I do love to see each thing get marked done on my daily lists.

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  3. Lynda:

    Thanks for visiting my blog! To-do lists seem to be an integral part of my day ... wonder if I'll ever check off all the items on the list?

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