It has occurred me over the last year that ones ability to be happy is somewhat dependant on that person's ability to be thankful for what they have. I have watched this in myself, particularly. If I have lost my happy place it is a pretty good bet that I have forgotten to count my blessings. I am working on that. There is no reason to not be grateful when I have so many blessings.
Flea has this meme on her blog. She "borrowed" it from someone else. So I thought I would join in on the fun.
Little Thanksgiving Meme
1. What are you thankful for?
Yesterday I spoke with a woman who is very dear to me. She is currently living in a homeless shelter. While speaking with her, I became aware to my core of how truly blessed I am. I am thankful for a knowledge of a Heavenly Father and that He loves me. I am thankful for good parents, for an amazing family, for children who challenge me and make me smile. I am thankful for a warm home, a husband who loves me and supports me. It occurs to me that this list could go on for some time. I think I will do that somewhere else........
2. What is your favorite thing to make?
Hmmmmmm........this is a tough one for me to answer. I love to cook/bake. If I have to pick one, I will say the stuffing/dressing. A few years ago, I found a recipe that calls for apples and chestnuts.....yum.
3. Do you have a special table cloth?
Sort of. I have table cloths for Thanksgiving and Christmas mostly, but quite often forget that I have them.
4. What is your favorite thing to eat?
5. What time do you eat?
This varies with the year and it's guests. We make our best effort to accommodate work schedules, nap times, distance traveled and whims.
Play along if you like.
Sleeping Through the Night, Green, and Pink
3 days ago
I so agree with you!! I once read a quote that said something to the effect of -- You will never really receive all the happiness and joy a blessing can bring you until you appreciate it and are fully grateful. That seems dumb and so common sense, but seriously, somethings can bring us so so much joy but don't really because we don't think about or feel grateful for them -- health, the place we live, etc. etc. Anyway, I'm glad you reminded me of that. I am going to pick something today and pray thanks constantly so I get the full joy out of it I should be getting!
Ooooohh! I had your pecan pie before and it was really good. That was before kids, food allergies and diets! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
That is great! I loved reading your answers! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Mmm. I'd completely forgotten pecan pie. Yuuummmmm.
I love Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for my family, friends and furry children.
I could use some pecan pie!
Have a wonderful Turkey Day!
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