With Thanksgiving a week from today my thoughts are of preparing a meal to share with my family next Thursday. In my heart I know that there are many who will not have a home to go to for Thanksgiving. I know there are many who will have no food to share with their families for Thanksgiving. And I know that there are many suffering from debilitating disease and illness and will not be with their loved ones for Thanksgiving. I think it would be good for me to remember how very lucky I am and to give true heartfelt thanks for all of my blessings.
I am truly most thankful for my family.
I am thankful for our friends.
I am thankful that we are able to provide food on our table for our family, and that all of those that we love are also able to provide food for their families.
I am thankful for the good health that we are blessed with and I am thankful that our children, and our grandchildren are blessed with good health. I pray for my sister in law who is recovering from a bad fall, and for my brother who is recovering from surgery.
I am thankful that we are able to provide shelter for and care for our pets. We pray for our cat that is ill and we are truly thankful that she is still here to celebrate her sixteenth Thanksgiving in our family.
I will make a point of making sure the bird feeders are kept full and that water is available for the birds to use when the weather brings freezing temperatures.
I will make a point to shop for a gift for a little boy and a gift for a little girl that I can donate to Toys for Tots.
I will donate to the Red Cross because they can be there to feed and comfort those who have suffered overwhelming loss and I cannot.
Whenever the cashier at the grocery store asks me if I want to donate five dollars - I will say sure - why not.
I will do these things because I can. And for that I am truly thankful.
I am thankful.........
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.
Dinner plates - Kate Williams Global Design collection - Home Goods 2012
Salad bowls - Olfaire - Home Goods 2013
Chargers - Made in India - Marc's 2011
Flatware - Yamazaki/Patrick - Alexandra pattern - Ebay purchase
Goblets - Volunteers of America Thrift Store
Wine glasses - Home Goods 2012
Silver Napkins - Marc's
Red tablecloth and Red leaf placemats - VOA Thrift Store
Red daisy plants - Home Depot - this week 98 cents each
Pumpkin pots for daisies - are the bowls from my covered pumpkin soup bowls - Marshalls
Candles - Marc's - 3 for 99 cents
All other pilgrims, vases, birds, candle holders, and various other what-cha-ma-call-its
are thrift store finds.
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