Happy Thanksgiving to you who are celebrating today! We have family here at our home with us. We’re looking forward to a day filled with visiting and silliness…maybe some cards or a chess match or two. We are minus Karl this year. He opted not make it home. We’ve had some family ups and downs with Karl. Things happen…feelings get hurt. People say things…others say nothing. I am sure most of you have experienced things like this in your own families a time or two. Hubby and I both have had similar things happen in each of our own families. We had hoped our own kids could figure it out. It’s not appropriate that I talk more about it. I just want you to know that we aren’t a perfect family. We have some of the same problems you all have. We still have WAY more joys and blessings to celebrate than sorrows and we’re hopeful fences can be mended…without further ado here’s my annual list of things I’m thankful for-in no particular order.
1- My health. It’s been a rocky road again this year. But I’m here and although my shoulder isn’t perfect. I’m having some relief and the biopsy was NEGATIVE!
2-Hubby. He’s my main man and I swear I love him more DAILY!
3-Harvest is nearing the end and so far, it’s been a safe one.
4-Ruby has improved in her health. Although we don’t know for certain what is wrong with her, at least she’s happy.
5-I love my job. The struggles I had in August are gone and we’re in a great routine at childcare.
6-We have our home and have been fortunate enough to have made a few improvements this year.
7-Even though we don’t have dental insurance, we can afford to go.
8-Another grandbaby is on the way!
9-Our kids all have a someone special in their lives.
10-Being able to care for Carver while Kalissa and Craig are at work is priceless.
11-Blooming friendships. Connie has been wonderful for me.
12-Opportunities for adventures. Although my adventures are simple, concerts, classes, trying applique…. I love that I’m still doing new things.
13-Thankful that my eyes, hands and body allow me to QUILT!
14-My kids are growing into being my friends!
15-After almost 52 years of having straight hair, I finally gave up on perms, curling irons or any other thing that makes hair curly. I finally embraced my straight hair. What a relief!!
16-Speaking of embracing things…I used to be embarrassed about my thrifting ways. I’m not anymore. I love and appreciate that part about me!
17-I have a better hold on what “Quality time” means vs quantity.
18-I am forgiven…not always by people of this world…but where it truly matters.
19- Charity quilt project. WOW we’ve helped a lot of people. Hopefully with my shoulder feeling a bit better, we’ll help even more!
20-My blog readers. You all are great. For a long time I always felt like my relationship with my blog readers was one sided. This year, more than ever I’ve felt that expand. I love that!
I hope where ever you are today that you can take a moment to find your own list of 20 things to be thankful. Each and every day I make a conscious effort to find things to be thankful for. Living with an attitude of gratitude is my goal. Since I’ve taken bad things as just a simple setback and purposely looked to find the good, I’ve been so much happier.
I am looking forward to another year of living, learning and finding the big but mostly the simple things to be thankful for.