Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving...


Thanksgiving...a giving of thanks! I love this time of year. It's a time to spend with loved ones, appreciate the fall weather, and reflect on the past year with such a thankful heart. I know some think it's crazy to celebrate one day out of the year for giving thanks & that we should be thankful everyday...and I agree that we should be thankful everyday. But, sometimes a lot of us (I'm just as guilty) take things for granted, but for some reason on this Thanksgiving day every year, it's a time for me personally to take a step back & look at everything, every person that I am thankful for! I hope you too, have an abundant list of things to be thankful for!!! Not to mention all of the wonderfully delicious food we get to partake of:) And especially, this year for Thanksgiving, as many of us have deployed soldiers, we should be so thankful for their service, their sacrifice, & their willingness to do their job. I am especially thankful for my husband as well as all of the soldiers! I hope all of you have a wonderful thanksgiving & those traveling, I hope you have safe travels! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

A list of a few things I'm thankful for:
- I'm thankful for Jesus
- I'm thankful for salvation; God's love, mercy, grace, & protection
- I'm thankful for my loving husband
- I'm thankful for my wonderful family: inlaws as well
- I'm thankful for life
- I'm thankful for my friends
- I'm thankful for a roof over my head - a warm place to call home
- I'm thankful for my health
- I'm thankful for our abundance of food
- I'm thankful for the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, & feel
- I'm thankful for answered & unanswered prayers
- I'm thankful for Charlie (aka dachshund pup) for keeping me company during this deployment
- I'm thankful for my freedom
- I'm thankful for my blogger buddies
...and the list could go on & on
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!!!!

5 comments:

Aimee said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Hope it's a good one:)

AbbeyG said...

You are very right!! You made a great point that even us who have deployed soldiers should be thankful for their service and protection. I know with all my friends overseas, it's hard to get the thankful attitude because I just want to complain that they are not physically here to celebrate with us.. but you reminded me to still be thankful and i THANK YOU for that :)
haha, happy thanksgiving girl!

Pen Pen said...

Happy Thanksgiving.... it was so good to see you yesterday. December is almost here.... yay!!!!! Love you!

Newlywed and Deployed said...

Very nicely said! Hope you had a wonderful day!

ancient one said...

Love your Thanksgiving list.. I should have done one... I have so much to be Thankful for...Love you!!