November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts 2010

I'm betting you thought you were going to see a picture of a turkey after reading that post title, didn't you? Or maybe a cornucopia of goodies. Or a pumpkin pie, right? ;-)

While I am grateful for all of those hallmarks of Thanksgiving (a big feast, all sorts of delectable treats, pie, PIE!), what I was most grateful for last night as the day wound to a close was what you see above -

My pillows and the big stack of books on my nightstand.

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is always a big endeavor for me (7th year running but hey, who's counting?!), one that starts two weeks or so beforehand and rolls like a snowball downhill, gaining speed and momentum as the day itself approaches.

By the end of Thanksgiving Day, I'm always worn out and happy to flop into bed with no plans other than to sleep late through the best of the Black Friday sales and deals.

That's not to say that I don't have a long list of blessings - small and large - for which I'm thankful, blessings like:

:: Healthy kids

:: A fantastic husband (who is honestly not just the love of my life but my best friend and my own personal in-house comedian)

:: My parents, my mother-in-law, the memories of my father-in-law, my brother and his family, my brother-in-law, my sister-in-law and her family. Heck, I'm thankful for all my family and my hubs family - there isn't a bad apple in the bunch.

:: Food to eat

:: A warm safe home for my kids

:: A good job for my hubs that well-provides for us as well as allows us the means to give back to those in need

:: My dog Brownie (he is a nutcase, but then again, he is a German Shorthaired Pointer - crazy comes with the breed)

:: All my dear friends wherever they may be

:: All the ups and downs of the great life that God has given me - even the dark times. Without darkness, we cannot ever recognize, appreciate, and revel in the light.

:: And lastly (because peeps, I could go on with a litany of blessings here forever), the chance this blog gives me to be of help to my readers (that's YOU!).

I'm not in this for the money, folks (although it is nice - and a whole other blessing - to earn a few bucks doing something I love). I genuinely hope and want to help you by sharing what I know and what works for me.

Thanks for being a part of this journey with me. ;-)

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast with your family and friends as well!


  1. I love how you described all that you were grateful for, very sweet. I also agree with you 100% about the Hallmarks of the holidays. Crazy how commercialized things have become huh?

  2. @PalmBeachMommy: Thanks for the kind words!


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