5 Things I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving


From Saying Grace by Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post 1951

  1. My family and friends. I am thankful I have a hubby (aka Hunka Burnin’ Love), three great kids, a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and bunches of friends, who are all pretty much loving and supportive.
  1. A roof over my head. Sometimes I see folks living on the street or under bridges and my heart goes out to them. I am thankful I get to live in a house in a decent neighborhood.
  1. Working vehicles. With all the problems we’ve experienced this past year, I am really thankful for our solid working cars.
  1. My faith. Without my faith I would be lost. I am thankful to God every day for giving me the strength I need to meet the challenges before me.
  1. My health. I am thankful I do not have to take radiation treatments. With the exception of just a few folks, most of my loved ones don’t know that hubby and I have been dealing with concerns about my health these past 4 weeks. My surgery was only supposed to alleviate neck and shoulder pain, but a week later we were told pathology found something called a DCIS or pre-cancer. We were sent to an Oncologist and told our possible options, then more tests were ordered, and we were sent to a Radiology Oncologist. Fortunately, he did not recommend radiation, and we were very thankful.   The hidden blessing in all this was that it was removed.

These days, sometimes it’s difficult to find anything to be thankful for, but I remain optimistic.   Someone once told me, if “God brings you to it, he’ll pull you through it.”   I’m hanging on to that.

Here’s hoping you remember all the good in your life, not only this Thanksgiving but every day.

Peace out.



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