We packed up our critters ( a few stayed home thanks to our awesome pet setter) and went home for a solid ten days. I think this time of year is especially beautiful here; with frosty clear days, changing colors and bare orchards. I am so thankful to be in this beautiful place, for all the gifts and blessing god has put in my life and for the people he has put in my path.
I hope that where ever you find yourself, you can enjoy the beauty of the natural world god has created. That you can find good things in your life to be thankful for, regardless of your situation. And, that you can find peace in this world filled with turmoil and grief.
Many of my Facebook friends did daily posts for things they were thankful for this month. I decided it would be nice to just compile a list to post on Thanksgiving instead. I would love to see the things you are thankful for in the comments!
8th For the kindness of a stranger, and being able to be that stranger.
9th For having conversations with people who have completely different world views than me, and for how it broadens my understanding of life.
10th Conversations among like minded folks that feed my soul.
11th The people in the armed forces and their families. I am grateful for the sacrifices they make regardless of if I agree with the reason they are fighting.
12th For my husband. I had no idea life would turn out this way; god has truly given me my perfect match; a man better than I could have ever imagined.
15th changing seasons.
16th Stocked pantries.
17th For all the critters in my life, they make it better in so many ways; Especially with lap-fuls of furry cuddles and eyes that look at me with far more knowledge than we give them credit for being capable of understanding.
19th For a husband that walks, talks and
that he has spared AJ so many times.
20th For phone calls from far away loved ones.
21st The beauty of hand written letters.
22nd The pleasure of books, papers and all written and typed words.
23rd The amazing knowledge I have access to through this crazy invention called the internet.
24th For having a home, a place, family and community to come back to.
26th All the lessons I have learned from the bad days.
27th For all the memories from the good days.
28th For today, no matter what it brings.
Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!
What are you thankful for? I would love to read them in the comments!
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