Thankful...

Monday, November 19, 2012



I am thankful for:



The mess to clean up after a party because it
 means I have been surrounded by friends.

The taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed, well the Colonel is.

Here he is with some of his cadets in April...



My shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.

My favorite flower from our garden this summer...


The spot I find at the far end of the parking lot 
because it means I am capable of walking.

All the complaining I hear about our government 
because it means we have freedom of speech.

That lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means I can hear.

The piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby,
especially this week because Olivia is home! 



My huge heating bill because it means that I am warm.
Although the kids would disagree.  
They always want the thermostat raised.


Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day 
because it means that I have been productive.

My family's favorite meal...


My Favorite...

The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours 

because it means that I am alive!

Let's all take a few moments to remind ourselves that we 
can always find something to be thankful for, 
not just now during Thanksgiving, but all year long!




I'm so excited to tell you about our Gingerbread Contest on DAILY DISH...


And, you don't need a blog to join.
You can just add a photo of what you created.

Here's what I'm going to enter from our house last year...


And please don't forget to come over to DAILY DISH 
for some great recipes and articles.  

Last week we had such great recipes posted for your Thanksgiving meal
along with articles on Betty Crocker, Pie Crust Essentials and HOSTESS!


And for some strange reason, I lost my blog list!
I am on the search for all of you!  

12 comments :

  1. Good morning! Great list! Enjoy every minute of your holiday with your family Lois! Happy Thanksgiving! HUGS

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  2. So true! We have much to be thankful for, and so often don't even think of all the blessings that are ours.

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  3. Morning Lois,
    That is a great list and loved your pics too. Know you must be thrilled that Olivia is home for a bit.
    Hope yall have a wonderful Thanksgiving and time together.

    Blessings, Nellie

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  4. Yes, I agree with you! We have sooo much to be thankful for!

    Sounds like you are on your way to a lovely Thanksgiving!!

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  5. Great list! I'm thankful for so many things. When I see a particularly beautiful sunset, I'm thankful for good eyesight. I'm thankful for blogging friends. For my precious family, tho small, that loves each other and prays for each other. That is just to name a few things!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  6. Very nice Thankful list and truly unique. Being Thankful is a good thing to blog about to remind us all that we are truly blessed despite the turmoil lately in our country. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs

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  7. Beautiful list of blessings in your life for sure. Happy
    Thanksgiving, I hope it's wonderful.

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  8. So fun reading the things you are thankful for and I say a hearty amen! I am so thankful for the Lord and knowing Him and how he has helped me in all things. I am also thankful that I found your blog and have been encouraged by you and have gotten so many great ideas for cooking! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  9. That's a lot of gratitude, Lois! :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  10. I enjoyed your Thankful list and I also am Thankful for each and everyday the Lord give me with my family and home.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
    Hugs

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