Thanksgiving is such a special holiday, because it's all about being grateful. At any given time, I can think of so many things to be thankful for--and so many things to gripe about.
Did you ever notice how easy it is to complain, even in the privacy of your own thoughts? And did you ever notice how we have to remind ourselves to count our blessings?
When reminded to be grateful, people always say, "Oh, I am!"
And that person means it, I'm sure, because he/she does try to count his/her blessings. But...on those days it comes naturally, on those days we are actually living in the bubble of our gratefulness, we are the happiest.
With gratitude comes a sense of well being. Usually.
SO I'm happy for a day to be reminded to give thanks.
I am thankful for my puppies. For my relationship with God. For my sisters. For the fact my mom is still alive and knows how much we love her.
I am grateful we started having brunch together once a month and that tradition has lasted over 6 years.
I am grateful for my step daughter, who allowed me to be a mother when I would not have had that joy otherwise.
I am grateful for my brother in law who has added so much to this family.
I am grateful for my day job where I met so many wonderful friends. I am grateful for my friends!
I am grateful for my writing, for the joy it brings me.
I am grateful for being published.
I am grateful for my house and my health and my prosperity. Grateful the Lord has always taken care of me.
I could go on, and I will, but in the silence of my thoughts.
The nice thing about having a blog no one is subscribed to is you get to go on a personal tangent like this one whenever you want. So I won't say I'm grateful my blog has no followers, but I am grateful for the ability to speak from my heart.
To all the world, Happy Thanksgiving! May everyone truly embrace the spirit of the holiday.