Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to One and All

Thanksgiving is just around the corner--and you don't have to be from USA to celebrate. I often forget to consider all that I have to be thankful for, so this post is a wandering of thankful thought/expressions.

I am thankful

  • for my family, first and foremost. There's no end to the variety of challenges and interests of each individual, to talents and interests, but, above all we love each other--better some days than others, maybe, but we do love each other!
  • for those terrific grandchildren that are a part of that family I'm so thankful for
  • to know of God's love and tender mercies.
  • for this glorious, beautiful, planet on which we live, for its endless varieties of plant and animal life.
  • to have hot and cold running water--and indoor plumbing
  • to have a home which shelters me and my loved ones
  • to have a large yard with endless plants and flowers, beauty abounding
  • for the variety of daytime skies--the sun rising
  • for the beauty of evening and night skies with sunsets and moon and stars
  • for misty foggy days/nights that soften the look of everything it enshrouds
  • for rain
  • for mountains
  • for forests
  • for plains
  • for rivers and streams and waterfalls and oceans
  • for gardens
  • for friends
  • to have transportation
  • to have the freedoms I've enjoyed my entire life
  • to have traveled to many places on this planet, including countries outside my own
  • to have survived some serious illnesses
  • to have blogger friends
  • to see
  • to hear
  • to taste and smell
  • to feel and touch
  • to laugh and cry
  • to read
  • to think
  • to speak
  • to teach
  • to have enough to eat, and more
  • to have heat when it's cold and air conditioning when its not
  • to sing
  • to dance
  • to write
  • to love and be loved
  • to have had challenges that have changed me and strengthened me
  • and so many, many more gifts and blessings I could go on and on about if I thought about it and didn't want to bore anyone to death...

May each of you, and those you love, enjoy the blessings God has given us each and every day, and remember to let Him know of the things you are thankful for!

1 comment:

Beverlyz said...

I love your list of things to give thanks for. We can so easily take them for granted each day.