Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I recently have been reading a blog called "Susie's Space," and I was really impressed with her "Sunday Blessings" post. I am going to borrow a little from it for my list of things to be thankful for this year. There are a whole lot of things for me to be grateful for, but these are the most important.

I am thankful first and foremost to God for providing all the blessings in my life, most of which I have done absolutely nothing to deserve. However, He has been good to me...

I am thankful for these other things:
  • My husband, who loves me more than anything else on earth and shows it.
  • My children, who have all grown up to be productive members of society and have found loving partners with whom to share their lives and enrich mine.
  • Being a grandma-those grandchildren are a joy to me!
  • The rest of my family, who is, by all accounts, closer than many.
  • My dad and his continued good health and independence. He is an example for all of us to follow, and I hope to grow old as gracefully as he has.
  • My network of friends, who offer companionship and support, especially Rose and Helen.
  • My good health and ability to do most of what I want.
  • My rheumatologist, who has given me back that ability.
  • Being able to be retired and still have enough money to live a comfortable life.
  • Terry deciding to have his hip replaced and the surgery being a success. I feel sure it will improve the quality of his life once he is recovered.
  • The chance to pursue my hobbies, such as reading, crocheting, and painting.

I know if I sat and thought some more, I could come up with some more things to be thankful for, but this is a pretty good start. The list is general, and pretty all-encompassing. Life is good. Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Natalie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Anonymous said...

That would be "my good looking, adorable, perfect children". :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue said...

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for the kind words. Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with happiness.