Thanksgiving is the established time for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days, we can find small blessings, but we are often in to much of a hurry to notice. We may be having hard times, like many, job loss, money is tight, tempers are quick to rise. It may be health issues, problems within the family or a friend that is always whining about something. We wrap ourselves up in our dilemmas that we forget to notice that we have something to be grateful for everyday.
Use Thanksgiving as a reminder to start being Thankful for the "everyday" blessings.
Were you able to get out of your bed today?
When you turned on the water facet did the cold water come out of the cold facet and hot water out of the hot? Was there water at all?
Was there still air to breath in and exhale out, today? I hope yours was free from pollutants, smoke or fire.
Did someone smile at you, or if you were the one to give a free smile did you receive one back?
These are just a few blessings that are free to receive by many, but are not even thought upon as a gift anymore.
Here are a few that I am especially Thankful for ...
My handsome sons and beautiful daughter-in-laws. The last time we were all together was over 3 years ago. We all live in different states. But they are happy and healthy, for this I am thankful.
My two grandsons. Getting them to sit next to each other for more than 10 seconds and still just enough to snap a picture was something to be thankful for, last December! I know they have grown and changed so much since then, and even with a few health problems and surgeries especially for the oldest, I am thankful they are both here and doing the things little boys do. They keep my oldest son and daughter-in-law jumping and on their toes, like family does.
I am Thankful for another year with my loving husband. He has bounded back wonderfully from his knee replacement surgery last March and is feeling better than ever.
After all the storms we had since the beginning of the year with snow, rain, wind or ice I am Thankful that we still have a roof over our heads to protect us from the continuing storms. We may of lost a lot of trees and other minor property but not any bodily limbs nor life.
I am Thankful I still have running water and electricity and internet! And because of that internet I am Thankful I have met all of you who come to read my words or see my photos or sometimes find a smile. I am also Thankful for all of you who have entertained me back with the same, I feel a kinship ~ as like family or as friends!
So my final thoughts for you, be on the lookout for the bits of pleasure in each hour, and appreciate the people who bring love and light to everyone and those who are blessed to know them.
Be Thankful, as I am for you.
Mr.Linky below ~
Until next time ...