Thursday, November 24, 2011


Thanksgiving Day = gratitude. Yes, it's a day set aside for families and friends to be together and to recall our blessings. Here are some of my blessings:

  • First and foremost to me is my family. I have been blessed with 3 wonderful children who are now married and raising kids of their own, which gives me the blessing of 6 beautiful grand chilren, and #7 on the way!

  • I have an amazing extended family — scattered from Minnesota to New Jersey, to Illinois and Indiana, and to Arizona and Colorado.

  • I have friends — an abundance of friends — and they, too, mean so much to me.

  • I live in a good home, in a nice neighborhood; have a good car; and a good job (and a loving cat).

  • I attend and am a member of an inspirational church with a pastor who after 35 years in our pulpit, is retiring at the end of this year (I am going to miss him and his wife so much!).

  • While I've had some health issues this year, I am still alive and kicking (just not high), and am on the mend.

  • I have new eye balls (sort of), and don't have to wear glasses!

  • I live in a free country and have the privilege of voting and expressing my opinions.

God continues to watch over me and my family, and for that, I am extremely grateful. Even though saying good-bye to my Aunt Liz this year has been very difficult, He gives me comfort, knowing I will see her again someday.

Happy Thanksgiving! May God bless you.


MamaD4 said...

Happy Thanksgiving Donna!

Heidi said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mom!

Pat said...


carrster said...

Belated, but Happy Thanksgiving! Life is good!!