While most of the retail stores are fully decorated for Christmas (including where I work), I believe November should be a month to focus on being thankful. Actually, we should be thankful every day, but you get my drift. With thankfulness in mind, I thought I’d list, in no particular order, the things I’m most thankful for in my life.
I’m thankful for…
A loving family. We may be weird, but that’s all part of our charm.
Friends who accept and love me for who I am – which is not easy!
A close relationship with my sister. At one time, I wanted a brother, but God knew I really needed a sister.
A supportive and loving spouse.
The ability to create beautiful things with my hands.
Good health reports about people I love.
A warm, inviting home.
Music and a father who taught me to appreciate and love it.
Humor and a mother who taught me terrible jokes and puns that are still in use today.
A grandmother who taught me to sew, cuss and love unconditionally.
A grandmother who taught me to love reading, write thank you notes and live with grace.
Grandfathers who guided me when I didn’t want to listen to my parents.
My job. I complain about it (who doesn’t?) but I recognize that I have one and for that I’m grateful.
My cats. They always love me and give me a reason to smile each day.
Good food, good drinks and good friends to share them with. Or, I should say, “with which to share them.” My mom told me not to end sentences with prepositions.
All the little things in life that make it comfortable and enjoyable. My mom shared some advice she received one time: when praying, focus on what you have that you’re grateful for and not what you want God to do for you. When I go to bed each night, I try to concentrate on those things rather than asking for favors. Although, it never hurts to pray for the needs of others! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May your life be blessed every day.