Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Woo Hoo! It's Thanksgiving!

Today I will be cooking!  I am making the turkey and dressing and sweet potato casserole!  Then we'll pile it in the car and go to my sister's for our Thanksgiving meal.  On the way down we'll stop in Atlanta and be there when our younger son finishes the Atlanta Half Marathon, his first 13 mile race!  I can't even imagine.  Needless to say we are very proud of him.

I decided to write my Thanksgiving post today because tomorrow I won't get to it.  I'll be celebrating, eating, visiting with family, watching a little football (yuk), and the parade.  It will go something like that.  Probably very much like yours. 

So here are my thoughts on gratitude.  I've heard it said, "If the only prayer you ever say is 'thank you', that is enough."  I think gratitude is almost a state of being.  As we go through each day, the number of times that we are conciously thankful for something is a really big number.  Even when it's not Thanksgiving and we aren't thinking about what we are thankful for, we still are.

Me:  I am especially thankful that I am healthy, and that my family is too.  I am thankful for Larry and our two sons, the life we have, and our home.  As Jon and Kate always said, "It may be a crazy life, but it's our life."  I'm thankful for my parents and how they raised me.  I'm thankful for my sister and I'm thankful it's just the two of us sibs.  I'd be jealous if she had others.

My friends.  Oh I love them and I'm so thankful for them.  They bring so much fun to my life and so much heart.  I could go on and on but that's enough for now.  I am thankful my sister is having Thanksgiving at her house, and that she and my son are both making food too!  I am thankful I lost five pounds in October so I can eat anything I want on Thanksgiving Day.

I'm thankful for you, my invisible friends, too.  Hope this is a great holiday at your house.  Santa is right around the corner!

P.S.  My son got the job!!!  I am SO thankful for that.  Makes my season bright!!!

19 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving!! Sorry I haven't stopped by sooner, but kids out my ass...seriously. Just wanted to tell you that I am following and will be a commenting fool starting next week. You are forwarned!

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  2. I'm thankful for my invisible friends too! I wish I could meet everyone in person at one huge blog extravaganza!

    Have a great holiday.

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  3. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! :)

    Its awesome that you'll be there when your son crosses the finish line. I did my first half this past weekend and having my family there to support me was amazing!

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  4. Hello, found you by way of Alice in Wonderland.

    I share in many of the same things you are thankful for. Enjoy your holidays, family and friends.

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  5. thanks for playing along!

    I love reading everyone's thanksgiving posts. Such good things to remember!

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  6. I wish you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving !!!!

    Thank you so much for your lovely and precious comments on my blog :)

    xoxo

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  7. congrats on your son's job, and have a great thanksgiving!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving!!! YAY about your son's new job!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving! I think that a "thank you" prayer is just about the best kind of prayer...thanks for the reminder :)

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  11. Sandra, great grads list. Glad your son received the job also. Have a blessed Thanksgiving....

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  12. Thanks everyone! Hope tomorrow finds you exactly where you want to be! Enjoy!

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  13. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

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  14. A Thanksgiving Limerick, DC-style:

    I just heard that two turkeys’ demise
    Was avoided, to their great surprise.
    The big turkey in power,
    In the eleventh hour,
    Gave them pardon, along with the pies.

    Hope you and yours have the Happiest!
    (And no, I did not write that limerick...but I did Google it!)

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  15. Hi Sandra,
    I have a present for you on my blog.
    Please stop by and pick it up.
    hugs hugs

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  16. Hi Sandra,
    I have a present for you on my blog.
    Please stop by and pick it up.
    hugs hugs

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  17. Thanks for the award Betty. Nice end to a wonderful holiday here!

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  18. Nice to see you Flory!

    Melissa, Bet that turkey was glad to get a pardon! Cute!

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