Thanksgiving is a Special Time of the Year
Today we gather around the table, filled with food, all around the US. So, some of us won’t make it home for the holiday, perhaps for the first time. You might be in the military, away from home and stationed overseas. It doesn’t matter, but just know your family is thinking of you and miss you. Whether it is friends, family, or the lone wolf, as we gather around the table for our Thanksgiving meal, remember to give thanks and appreciate this day.
We have many things to feel thankful for. Thanksgiving is a day to come together, as we have a fondness for these things. For one thing, we’re alive. There is food on the table and we have shelter from the cold. Hopefully everyone has enough to eat or somewhere to go for their dinner.
As We Gather Around the Table, Remember to Give Thanks
There is much to appreciate and we need to reflect upon it. Even in the bad times you still give thanks. I, for one am thankful for my writing and photography gifts from God. I appreciate all three of my blogs. Maybe I’m not where I would like to be, but I’m working on it.
My dream is freelancing full-time with paid work, writing about and photographing local travel, events, shops, eateries, lodging and the sights. I want to promote local tourism for the towns in my locale. This is my passion, my gift and my calling. I’m thankful for each moment as I travel on this freelance writing and photography adventure.
But that’s not all I’m thankful for. I have great friends all over the place and family too. These folks influence me and listen to me. They’re a great bunch of people and they bless me by just being there. Life would be rather dull without them. They lighten and brighten my day.
Giving More Thanks is a Good Way to Roll
I’m thankful for my home and all the food, clothing and other staples I have. I’m thankful for knitting prayer shawls and helping others. It feels good to lend others a helping hand as needed and to give of my time. It feels good to sit and listen. I like having enough to share with others. And I’m thankful for the happy feelings this gives me.
I’m thankful for my two kitties. Pets are good for the soul. They also bring a lot of joy to the heart. The old guy, Frisky actually belongs to my daughter and the young little gay, Tebow is my baby granddaughter’s kitty. Both get along well and we took them both in at different times. Frisky likes taking over wherever you work when he feels ignored. Tebow is a lap kitty who fails to understand the concept of sometimes sharing the lap with the knitting. Both are good cats and are thankful they have a home with us.
So each year as you gather around the Thanksgiving table, remember to give thanks to God in prayer. There is so much to give thanks for. And show your appreciation to the others in your life. Smile, because life is good.