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Today’s Tradition on Thanksgiving Day

I have learned to appreciate the work that goes into preparing those meals especially when many family members gather together. It certainly helps when many hands help prepare the food. In recent years we’ve added something before eating the meal. We say the prayer of thanksgiving and then one by one we go around the table and try naming a thing we are thankful for that someone else hasn’t used. It starts to get a bit tricky if there is a large group.
Enjoy the people you are spending the day with.  May you find things to be grateful for.

Things I’m Thankful For This Year

This year I’m grateful that we have been able to pay our bills in spite of hubby being laid off for nearly 9 months and really no savings to rely on. Yes, we’ve had to cut way back and do without things.

I’m grateful to have been able to find work, have the health I’ve had to do the work I’ve done, and strength to do all the roles I’ve taken on. (maybe not like I’ve planned).

Thankful of unselfish children who has taken the changes with admirable strength of character.  Thankful for the kindness of people around us.

I’m thankful most of all for a higher power that has taught me to be humble, trust, have faith and patience.

Thankful for…

Yes, in many ways it can seem cliche but oh how far it is from that!  I am truly grateful to have a good devoted, kind, loving husband. I feel so blessed to have the good children I do. Each holds a very special spot in my heart.

I love my daughter in law and my soon to be daughter in law. I feel so blessed to have the parents I do. I have always felt of their love towards me. They have taught me so many things like honesty, kindness, to work hard, to enjoy life, to laugh, etc.

Then to have the in laws I have. They are wonderful. I only hope that I can be an in law like they have been to me. They have always praised me, my parenting skills, etc…they always lifted me. I’m grateful that we live where we do, surrounded by such good people.

Thankful for Childhood Memories

As a kid I always looked forward to the day for many reasons. One is that I got off of school (which I must admit I liked), that I got to spend time with my favorite cousins and play, eating all this wonderful food including all the yummy pies.

Some years we would travel to NM to visit my mothers family there.  I loved that too. It was always fun to go to my Grandparent’s place. In fact I have alot of memories from those trips.  It would include traveling in the middle of bad storms in WY, CO, UT, and NM.

Then one year my parents took us to Disney land during the Thanksgiving break. What fond memories to have.

Thanksgiving Week

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

Looking up the meaning of things can be interesting.  So I did a google search on Thanksgiving and came across the link above.  Here is some of what it said, “Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States. ….Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.”

So I thought it would be appropriate to blog a little something about my feelings on the subject this week.