Thankful

This coming Thursday, in the USA, is Thanksgiving Day.  It represents the beginning of the Christmas season and a day to be thankful.

Most seem to celebrate by gathering with loved ones and feasting on a wonderful roasted (or fried or tofu-ed) turkey with stuffing and sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry sauce and pies and rolls and………. whatever food you love.

Others celebrate by shopping for Christmas.  I did the major day after sale thing (aka Black Friday) only once.  I. Will. Never. Do. That. Again.

I’m not a great shopper.  That means that the task is not pleasant to me.  Online shopping is wonderful.

Back to Thanksgiving.  It is a time to be thankful. Well, it’s always time to be thankful. But this is the season that more people give thanks than normal.

Today I am thankful for my relationship with Jesus.  He is my best Friend and always good.

I am thankful for my Family, and that includes the Friends that have become my family also.  I have the best sons and daughters and grandkids a person could possibly ask for.  I am thankful for my husband – even though he broke my favorite mug – he is the best for me.

I am thankful for my health and for my future.  I am expecting mighty things to come to pass.

I am thankful for the one daughter I gave birth to and lost too early in life.  BUT – I truly am thankful to have been her mom and known her.  The memories I have are amazing.

Giving thanks, in general, brings smiles and peace to your heart.  It’s a good practice and I believe opens the windows and doors to a better life no matter what your circumstances.

May your mouths and hearts be full of thankfulness this season and always.  Give it a go!  You may be surprised how your perspective changes over time.

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Enjoy!

Cate B

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12 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. Cate, you’re setting a very inspiring example of the meaning of Thanksgiving. I’m so glad for you to have such wonderful people who surround you (even if one of them did break your favourite mug!)

  2. bam! there’s a wonderful message for us all…maybe i’ll post this around FB and (hopefully) it will spread good cheer and bring some “happiness” to those who are stuck in the muck of things.
    i’m still giggling at your “dear pat”…do you think you’ll find another mug in your stocking this year? (giggling a lot)…
    you’re always up and bubbly, and i will say, for that i’m thankful, b/c i get to dip into your cup often, and yes i’m VERY thankful for the gift of our friendship/famiglia …
    God bless you and yours this blessed season..love to all xx

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Thanks for the lovely reminder that we have MUCH to be thankful for!! It reminds me of something I read from the devotional Streams in the Desert- nothing blesses the one who prays as much as an offering of praise. Blessings to you 🙂

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