and today I am so very thankful…


I’m thankful for seeing the beauty in nature..

I haven’t been writing very often, maybe once or twice a month. I just can’t come up with anything worth writing. I have things in my head and then I think, no…no one wants to hear this. So with tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I decided to do a post about what I am thankful for right now.

I am thankful for my family, my daughters, my grandchildren, my nieces and cousins. I am blessed to still have some family and I love and treasure every moment I have with them. We never know when life will throw us a curve ball and we won’t have these people, so spend time with them, love them, and tell them you love them.

I am thankful for my friends. I can’t say enough about the wonderful people in my life who I call my friends. They are really more like family to me, that is how much I care about them. They have gotten me through the darkest days of my life and are still by my side. I’m not sure it is easy to be my friend, so believe me when I say these people deserve some kind of award.

”When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh

I am thankful for my health. I am thankful that I can get up every morning and walk down the stairs. I know there are people out there that can not do that and I don’t take it lightly that I can. I try to stay healthy and exercise. I even eat pretty healthy for the most part. But if some ice cream happens to find its way into the freezer and I eat it, I don’t let it make me feel guilty. Much like what I posted earlier…we dont know how long we have on this earth and I don’t want to die one morning knowing I deprived myself of ice cream the night before.

I am thankful for each and every day I wake up. I give thanks the first thing every morning that I am blessed to wake up another day.

I am thankful that for the first time in like 20 years I don’t have to work Black Friday…in retail! You dont know how thankful I am for this. I used to love working that day, it was so busy the time passed very quickly and people were nice. That is no longer the case. Most people are in such a hurry and are not very nice to the people that wait on them. So, to all of you in retail….may the gods of Black Friday be with you!

”Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!”~ Bethany Hamilton

I am thankful for the beauty of nature. I love looking at the sky and finding things in the clouds that make me happy. My grandchildren love doing this as well and I love that they do. Sometimes they make fun of me since they are getting older but then one will say, “hey look, that cloud looks like a dinosaur.”

I am thankful for coffee! It gets me going and helps me cope… the same can be said for wine! And…ice cream!

I am thankful for the days when I walk into another room and remember why I walked in there. Believe me when I say these day are few and far between!

I am thankful for people who make me laugh! Laughing out loud until I cry is one of my favorite things and I am grateful for the people who make me do that!

And finally I am grateful for the people who read my blog and comment! And tell me they miss my posts. Thank you all!

”In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Be that person who rekindles another persons inner spirit!


10 thoughts on “Thankfully…

  1. Well, the official Day of Thanksgiving is history once again. I finally had some time to come to the computer and read your latest blog entry! Always, that is something for which I am thankful !!!!!!! The poundage that I will have gained with all the good things we are blessed to eat, is not something that I would exactly think of as a blessing, but then one never knows what is down the road. So for now, I am thankful for the health that I do have and working to maintain my strength and vitality as much as possible. I cannot tell a lie, it has become a bit of a struggle at times, but I am thankful that I do not have the health issues that some dear people that I know are facing. Your comment regarding walking into another room and remembering why you are there, has become an almost daily occurrence in my existence. At first I was very fearful about what this was signaling. Having watched my husband’s oldest brother deal with his late wife’s onset and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease, gave me a close-up of how devastating this is, not only to the victim, but to loved ones and friends also. So I take this moment to remember and honor my sweet late sister-in-law, Anne Miller. Gone on to her reward in Heaven and very much missed and remembered here on Earth. I am so thankful to have had her as a part of my family! I have not lost the memory of her lovely smile and her beautiful voice. I can still hear her laughter in my mind and we spent many occasions in the past laughing uproariously over one thing and another! The gift of a grateful heart is certainly something of which to be mindful! I feel it can shield us from anger and frustration and help us to be more kind as people. We are living in a time where people seem to be at war with each other and to my mind, this is not a good thing. We always need each other in one way or another! I need you, Renee and your wonderful blog, to remind me of these things! I am very thankful for you and your words which never fail to bring an important message to my heart. May you live long and prosper!

  2. A nice blog reminding us to be thankful for what we have. The old adage…it can always be worse…comes to mind. Our family and friends help us to make it through tough times. Enjoy your family and friends today and always.

  3. Great post. Yes, we should all be thankful for the blessings we have received in our lifetimes. Your post gave solid reasons why giving thanks is so important. A little historical perspective if I may be able to digress. The proclamation making Thanksgiving was signed by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. If he could find something to be thankful for amidst all that carnage, then so must we. What makes me sad is that retailers and the shoppers believe that Thanksgiving is simply a speed bump on the way to Christmas. Let us take the time to enjoy the holiday and remember what it is truly about. Come Friday, the sales will still be there.

  4. What a sweet, heartfelt blog. Perfect time to stop and think about all the many things we have to be thankful for. Thanks for the reminder and for being such a loving friend. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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