Thankfulness; The Attitude We Should Have All Year

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What am I giving thanks for this year?  So many things! Among them are:

  • My family ~ My husband, children, grandchildren, brother, sister, mother and extended family, far and near.  I don’t tell them often enough how thankful I am for them, but I am.  I am thankful for who they are and what they mean to me.
  • My friends ~ They encourage me, they validate me, they laugh with me and are there for me.  They are  an extended family to me.
  • Liberty ~ So many people in other parts of the world are oppressed and have nothing to look forward to.  We are blessed to live in a part of the world that we have the liberty to be all we can be.
  • A Roof over my head and more than enough to eat ~ I think of all those who have lost homes, whether to floods, fires or loss of jobs.  I think of those who have never had a roof over their head or never had enough to eat, and I know I am blessed.
  • Good health ~ although I have my share of medical problems, I can still walk, talk, see, hear and enjoy the life I’ve been given.  There are others who only dream of the days that they could do what I can do today.
  • The ability to travel and see my family ~ So many can’t see their families due to military assignments, incarceration, illness, the inability to travel or a number of other reasons.  If only I choose, I can travel and see mother, son, daughter, or grandchildren.  It may be a little inconvenience or an added expense, but I can do it.  Some can’t, whether they can afford to or not.
  • I’m thankful for the inclusiveness of a nation that accepts all, regardless of race, creed or color.  How far we’ve come, just in my lifetime.
  • and since this is a Genealogy Blog, I’m thankful for my ancestors who endured hardships and traveled across the waters to search for a better life.  I am thankful they chose the routes they did and endured the adverse conditions they did so I could enjoy the life I live today.
  • As I sit down to a plate full of turkey and all the trimmings and I bow my head in gratefulness, you, as a reader, are in my prayer of thankfulness. You are a part of what I am thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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One thought on “Thankfulness; The Attitude We Should Have All Year

  1. OH I thought the Liberty that you were thankful for was my Liberty…..JK

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone

    I am most thankful for my family and the freedoms that are allowed us in this most amazing county, Thanks too all who have and who are currently serving our country in all branches of the US Military

    The Fosters
    (a proud USCG family)

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