Have I ever told you that Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday?
Well, it is, and I will tell you why.
Because, in every life there will be good days, bad days, and even horrible no good very bad days. But even on those horrible, no good, very bad days if you look closely you can still find something to be thankful for.
I believe with all my heart that there is always, always, always something to be thankful for, and that's why I love the holiday that celebrates gratitude.
I think a thankful heart is contagious, and that is also why I love the link ups on Thankful Thursdays.
So here I am,
One week before the actual DAY of Thanksgiving and I find that I am thankful for being thankful.
Corny as it may sound, I am thankful for my grateful heart.
There are a lot of close friends and even family who are going through some very tough times right now. My heart hurts for them, but their hardships only seem to illuminate my abundant blessings.
I suppose that with every life you can always find someone that has it worse and someone that has it better than you.
I realize it's easy to keep a perspective of gratitude when everything is gravy and all roads lead to mashed potatoes(ha ha, did you like that?)
But, it's those tough moments in life that you make you who you are, and my tough moments have taught me to always, always, always look for the silver lining.
How does the saying go?
"It's not happy people who are thankful, it's Thankful people who are happy"
I think that's how it goes, and I have to say that I totally agree.
With that I give you just a small portion of my list of thanks this morning;
I'm thankful for old friends.
I'm thankful for community.
I'm thankful for pictures.
Oh my goodness would you look at this Stud-Muffin, I mean just look at my Baby, so grown up and cute, with his hand in his pockets all stud like and what not !!
I'm thankful for Fall and the beautiful colors that surround me.
I'm thankful for little kids that are not in double digits yet.
I'm thankful for young adults who are in double digits.
I'm thankful for my "walk and talks" with my Dad, and sister Bean.
I'm thankful for some much needed time with my Giant.
I'm thankful for texting.
I'm thankful for my sewing machine.
I'm thankful for food, really good food.
I'm thankful for Mulled Wine.
I'm thankful for God's never ending faithfulness and love.
I'm thankful for the written word.
I'm thankful for a warm cozy cabin.
I'm thankful for my new tattoo.
I'm thankful for holidays, and menus, and mashed potatoes.
I'm thankful for the abundance that my country has been blessed with.
I'm thankful for "new days, fresh with no mistakes" in them.
I'm thankful for art.
I'm thankful for music.
And I'm thankful for thankfulness.
What are YOU thankful for today on this Thankful Thursday?