Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Giving Thanks

The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here. In 8 days most people will be preparing for family and friends, visiting family and friends, and eating the turkey with all the trimmings. We should remember those who are not as fortunate to be able to enjoy the true traditional American Thanksgiving Day. It is a time that we should not only celebrate 1 day out of the year, but everyday should be a day of Thanksgiving, although, not with all the holiday food spread on the family table and family from far and near gathering. But everyday we should be thankful. I like to take a moment of every day just to myself to reflect on being thankful every day for the bountiful blessings we take for granted. Even some mishaps in our lives are really blessings in disguise.

I am thankful for:

  • my husband and children - for our good health, our memories, our time spent together, our successes and failures

  • my extended family, parents, sisters and brothers and their families, and in-laws for times spent together during the good and the bad times

  • our jobs - that we have the ability to work, to have the means to take care of home and family and to provide for our own necessities and wants

  • each day God gives me. Realizing how precious each day and moment and breath is. And to make the best of each day no matter what it brings.

  • living in the USA. That we have the freedoms that we have. So many we take for granted but would surely realize it if they were ever taken from us. Special thanks for those in our military, past and present, who make this possible for us.

  • best friends

  • a day off from work

  • shopping malls, outlets, antique stores, flea markets, garage sales, and grocery stores

  • sunshine and hot summer days

  • the beach and the mountains

  • fresh hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookies

  • cell phones, laptops, and plasma tv's

  • and, most of all I am thankful for Jesus as my Savior

Of course, Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without family and food around the table. So on this upcoming Thanksgiving Day I will be thankful for everyday of the year and make everyday of the year a day to be Thankful for.

What are you thankful for?



  1. Oh, Gin, there is always something to be thankful for- even in the most trying of circumstances!

    Toady ,I feel especially thankful for my husband. We just finished a movie together and I just love him soooo much!

    ~ Hearts ~

  2. Amen, sister! I am thankful that I met you via blogland. You are a sweet lady and a kind heart.

  3. You covered so many but one thing I am forever grateful for is this:
    God answering a prayer we didn't even know we needed to pray. He did this for us, he intervened in a situation we weren't even aware of. Praise the Lord!


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