Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thursday Thoughts 13-#38 Thankfully



I will be sharing Thanksgiving away from home and with my son's future in-laws whom I have only met twice.  It will be a long drive and a bit of an experience, but I am sure by the end of the day I will be thankful that I didn't have to cook, didn't have to hostess, didn't have to eat with just the two of us and didn't have to bite my tongue once over something not worth such behavior.

Thus I am thankful that:
  1. The holiday catalogs that will fill my mailbox on my return are not overdue bills.
  2. The candles I light tonight are for beauty and not because of lack of electricity.
  3. The fire in my fireplace tonight before departure is not the only warmth in my house.
  4. The clothes that I pack are well-worn but by me and not a stranger.
  5. The long drive that I take will be to see friends and not to seek shelter.
  6. The food I eat will not be the only warm food  I have had that day.
  7. The stories I hear will be followed by laughter and not tears.
  8. The photos I take will be for smiles and not for insurance assessments.
  9. The tours I take will be to see places for the rehearsal dinner and not the damaged neighborhood.
  10. The thing broken will be my diet promises to myself and not something rare that I loved.
  11. The loss will be the passage of time but not whole days in my life.
  12. The hugs I share with others will be for the future and not to forget the recent past. 
  13. The thankfulness I give will be no less sincere than that of others on this planet.
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving this week or an other time in your life, I wish you peace, understanding and forgiveness as you break bread with strangers and loved ones.

(posted early due to travel)

21 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

Thank you hun....Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs
SueAnn

Olga said...

Well said. Happy Thanksgiving.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Great list. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

messymimi said...

A beautiful example of practicing thankfulness.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful words, beautifully written. bkj

Brighid said...

Well said...Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.

Stephen Hayes said...

A wonderful Thanksgiving post. Have a safe trip and a very happy day.

Granny Annie said...

That is a great list! Once again I wish you safe travel.

rosaria williams said...

May you join hands and count your blessings with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!

Snaggle Tooth said...

You certainly make me feel very grateful to have been spared major storm damage-
I'm very grateful to have my first Thanksgiving Day off of work for the first time in 6 years. Even tho I don't get to travel or visit siblings at least I will get to eat some turkey at my daughters before she leaves for work.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Reeder said...

What a wonderful post. I reel the sense of gratitude growing in me from having read this.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous autumn colours. Hope you enjoyed your day!

joared said...

What magnificent tree leaf color! Loved the sentiments you expressed here. Hope your Thanksgiving proves to be most enjoyable.

Hilary said...

Lovely sentiments. I hope your day was beautiful.

Mage said...

Just perfect dear you. Hope it worked well. I made one error and said what I was thinking. Ah well, I did apologize.

Hattie said...

A nice meditation. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friko said...

A splendid list, a list that goes for me too, even though I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.

I hope you are having a wonderful time and the reasons for being grateful will still be true a long time from now.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Beautiful post and wonderful autumn colours.

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colleen said...

Beautiful! I especially like the first two. I find it's good to mix it up.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i hope the only thing broken was your diet....and that you had an incredible thanksgiving...smiles.