Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving Day is probably one of my all time favorite holidays. The older I get, the more I appreciate that it comes with no hype and little drama. It is a day that has remained (more or less) as it was intended, a day to celebrate all that we are thankful for in our lives.
It's not about showing off material possessions or having to mortgage your future to purchase just the "right" gift. It's about family, food, enjoying each other, and gratitude (which is too little expressed IMHO).
Just a few things that I am thankful for this year (certainly not an all inclusive list):
Salvation from sin
Living in a free nation
my parents and brother
my husband and children
the home we live in (our haven in the woods)
my extended family, some we will see today and others we can't be with
that I am able to homeschool my children
that I can legally homeschool my children
my friends, particularly those who have been with me through thick and thin
the doctors we see and the medicines we take in order to be healthy
my weight loss (getting healthier by the day)
good medical test results a couple of weeks ago (dodged the big "C")
the Boy Scout troop that my boys and hubby are involved in
having a Mom and a friend who will let me borrow their sewing machines when I am in a pinch
shade grown coffee--mmmmmmmm!
Crochet hooks, knitting needles, quilting tools, fabric
big hugs from my kids!
I wish you and yours a wonderful and fantastic Thanksgiving Day! What are you thankful for this year?