These are two words that make the world so much better.
Today I am thankful for firefighters and support individuals who are battling fires to keep our homes safe.
I am thankful for family and friends who love and support me.
I am thankful for my fur babies.
I am thankful for our country. Even though it may have some flaws and challenges it is still a pretty wonderful place to live.
I am thankful for musicians, artists and writers who enrich my world with their creativity and gifts.
I am thankful for every day that I wake up and have the opportunity to be me.
Need some ideas of ways to express your gratitude? How about these ideas?
1. Keep a gratitude journal.
2. Say thank you to someone.
3. Meditate or pray.
4. Focus on others.
5. Write a thank you to someone who has made a difference in your life.
6. Pay it forward in a drive through or at a restaurant.
7. Look for one thing every day that you can do to make a small difference in the world.
When we focus on others and show kindness it is a way to recognize our own gratitude and thankfulness for all that we have.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and be grateful. I will see you back here on Monday—after a few days off.
“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~ Harold Kushner
“Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.” ~ A. J. Cronin
“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” ~ Walter Anderson
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And all that! (Especially, today, the first one!)
Writing from beautiful downtown Harrisburg Sheraton that we, THANKFULLY, got on Priceline for $72!
Thankful for YOU! We are in Raleigh– felt like it was ok to go with plenty of neighbors keeping an eye on things. Have a great trip!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you love, Beth Ann!
What a wonderful post, focusing on thankfulness and gratitude.
Thanks for the refocus. I certainly needed it! God is good ALL the time!
So true. Have a good Thanksgiving….I hope the fires are beaten down soon and that your home and that of everyone else are spared. Stay safe.
Kindness… Doesn’t cost a thing sprinkle that shit everywhere! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you! My favorite prayer. I know you will have a blessed Thanksgiving filled with good food, family and laughter!
I am thankful for you! Glad you made it to your son’s this weekend.
Great advice. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving! We all DO have much to be grateful for.
We did have a wonderful day. Hope you did as well!
Lovely share today!! It’s so true about keeping a gratitude journal – once you start to keep track of all the blessings, it becomes easier to see how truly blessed and beautiful life is.
Exactly. Hope you have too many blessings to list!
I’m thankful…I was actually burning trash in a barrel in the yard as usual on Wednesday when a neighbor came up to notify that outdoor fires had been ruled illegal. “Oh well, I watched the flames die down and the cats will appreciate the embers smoldering on overnight.” “But the smoke is hanging low–the air is damp–people are worried about forest fires.” I doused the embers. Then since I couldn’t use the embers to grill a turkey on Thursday, the neighbor paid for a precooked Thanksgiving feast.
I’ve never actually seen dry apple wood shoot out sparks, even while it’s flaming, but suppose neighbors’ peace of mind was worth eating a cold Thanksgiving dinner.
Well I am thankful that you had a dinner after all! I am on high alert here with the fires and we have a red flag coming into our development which signals no burning. You were a good neighbor to douse it even if you saw no harm that could come from it