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Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Life of Thanks

Well, I’m not sure how we got to the end of November already, but we’re here. The day we give thanks for our abundant blessings and then feast in gratitude!


Our Thanksgiving celebration this year is a bit different than we’ve been used to. It will be a quiet dinner here with Greg’s parents. I’ve been telling people “we’re empty-nesting” this year: Brad’s gone for visitation, Nick has to work, Jess, Scott, and Silas are going to Missouri. We’ll gather on Saturday with the rest of Greg’s family and celebrate together.


I may not have my kids and grands with me today, but to be honest, every day is one of Thanksgiving. Every day I’m thankful that I have my kids close to me and that I get to be a hands-on grandmother, the way I always imagined. Every day I’m thankful for the blessing of a long and happy marriage to a man who has made me a better person. Every day I’m thankful that we have a home and food on the table, we have clothes, and the ability to heat and cool our home. We don’t have a multitude of material things, but we have what we need.

So while today we feast in honor of the abundance in our lives, we say thanks daily for the blessings. There is a quote going around the world-wide-web that I’d like to share:

“What if you woke up today with only the things you gave thanks for yesterday?”

Be thankful today for your joys, your sorrows, and the challenges of life. Be thankful for them every day.

Happy Thanksgiving!