- I have clean water to drink.
- I have a roof over my head.
- I have a warm, soft place to sleep.
- I have a kind, loving husband and a caring family around me.
- I have enough money in my bank account to pay my bills.
- I have plenty to eat.
- I live where the weather is not bitter cold in the winter.
- I live in a modern time where family members are only a phone call or air flight away!
- I have friends like you (most of whom I've never met face to face) who are amazingly kind-hearted and generous!
- I have parents who raised me to know what is REALLY important in life!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are in the United States. If you live elsewhere, have a wonderful weekend!
NOTE: I'm getting closer to being able to get back to my blogging and Blog hopping. We are almost ready to turn in the "LIST"! Then we will be ready to start on the site clean-up. That will not involve as much as my presence as the list did. I might dig up a few prized plants before the bulldozers destroy them.
My sister and I have rented a spot in a juried craft sale on December 7th. I had a lot of quilts, wallhangings, etc. that I had made for it that I lost in the fire. I have made a few more things, but not even enough to recoup the cost of the space rental. I will be furiously working to make a few more items for that during this next week. I am on the decorating committee for a quilt guild Christmas dinner next Wednesday, and I have also started on my Kona solids project for the January hop. We have decided to have Christmas at my son's California home, but I haven't even thought about Christmas gifts yet. (Feeling a little stressed, but that seems to go along with this time of year!) I guess that means things are feeling more normal!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! (We're off to buy tamales to have along with our turkey tomorrow!)
Your post has reminded me of the important things! And this is the perfect time of year for the reminder! I'll be in San Antonio next week and I'll wave to you as we come in for landing. Take care.ReplyDelete
Thankfully, you have been left with the things that are most important in life. Happy thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
There are blessings everywhere, if we just open our eyes to see and appreciate them. God bless you and your family as you enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving Linda...Many Hugs, prayers and good wishes!ReplyDelete
Many Blessings to you and your family - Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Such wonderful, heartfelt sentiments to share. Thank you. Enjoy your holidays and Hug your family and friends, Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
You are an inspiration Linda! No matter where we are we should all stop and give thanks for our blessings! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving to you Linda. Sending you hugs. Christine xxReplyDelete
Your positive outlook continues to amaze me. We all do have so many blessings, and we often forget just how blessed we are. THanks for the reminder, and Happy THanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy the blessings of family this holiday season and many more seasons to come. You are so right about taking stock about what is truly important may we all take a moment to remember and embrace those things.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post Linda. You are experiencing the true meaning of thankfulness, and that's just wonderful. Puts it all into perspective for us too. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Linda, I am thankful to know someone as strong as you are. In the midst of your losses...you know what is most important. Blessings to you!ReplyDelete
Blessings for you and your family that you lost only possessions. You can replace 'things" but not people. However, it still hurts to lose precious family items. I was only 9 when our home burned to the ground and many years later we would think of some possession only to be reminded "oh, that was lost in the fire". I also remember "the List" even though I was only 9. I've thought of you often and stopped to pray.ReplyDelete
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and a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours, Linda.ReplyDelete
You Linda Dear are what this world needs more of...Thank You! You are a blessing and I am thankful for you and your resilience. Happy Thanksgiving Blessings Indeed. May you enjoy your boutique and relish the day with your sister. Safe travels to California for Christmas. I feel certain that the best gift of all is you and your husband. Loving Hugs Dear...ReplyDelete
to memories that continue to grow in your heart…happy thanksgiving…lots of hugsReplyDelete
Time to make new memories. Nice to hear that you still have your positive outlook. Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
I have been away from reading blogs and I am so shocked and sorry to read about the fire! You have a wonderful attitude and I am blessed through your response to this tragedy. I cannot imagine what this must be like and I pray for continued peace and Thanksgiving as you go through this time. Blessings to you and your family this Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Blessings to you and your family on this day of thanks !ReplyDelete
What a wonderful reminder to all of us about the real meaning of gratitude. Happy Happy Thanksgiving Linda.ReplyDelete
Linda, I wish there was a way to buy tamales here! That's what I miss most about Texas. I have not forgotten you and you can expect a gift from me soon.ReplyDelete
I am privileged to know you, Linda! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
I hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving weekend. We start our Christmas time with Advent, four Sundays of Advent. Advent means arrival, arrival of the Child in Betlehem. We begin with one lit candle the first Sunday of Advent, and added one more every coming Sunday, until we have reached the fourth Sunday of Advent. And we also embellish our windows with electric candle sticks in our windows. The twinkles of all the candles are so cozy when it is so dark and cold here in Sweden.ReplyDelete
Warm hugs from Sweden
Do you come close to fresno? This was a wonderful and heartfelt post.ReplyDelete