Give Thanks

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is here again already? I love Thanksgiving. I love the smell of food on the stove and in the oven. I love not having to go to work. I get to spend all day with my husband, daughter and family.
Thanksgiving is busy for us. I have my side of the family that cooks a meal, and then I have my husbands side of the family that cooks. Me and my husband cook a dish or two to share at each place. We always have to work around our schedule to enjoy the company of both sides. It can be stressful and filling! I stuff myself all day but plan to take it easy this yer! Everyone has such wonderful food its hard to turn it away. 

I  hope everyone has a place to enjoy time with the people they love, to share stories with, to laugh with and just be thankful for what the Lord has given you and not worry about the things you do not have.

I hope every family can find a place around the table instead of scattered throughout the house watching TV.  I hope talks are full of laughter and not talks of politics, work, or of hard times.

Time with family is precious and does not need to be taken for granted. If you do not have a family, I hope you realize that you ARE the family and there are friends, churches and shelters that are full of people that will be thankful you come around to share time with.

I'm Thankful for..........

The stress of deciding where to have dinner first.
Because, this means I have family that wants to be together.

The cleaning and dusting, the lawn that needs mowed, and the things that need fixing.
Because, this means I have a home.

The clothes that are too tight.
Because, this means I have enough to eat.

All the complaining I hear about the government.
Because, this means we have freedom of speech.

The huge heating bill.
Because, this means I am warm.

The piles of laundry
Because, this means I have clothes to wear.

The birds outside singing.
Because, this means I can hear.

For the parking space I have to take at the far end of the parking lot.
Because, this means I am capable of walking and have a car.

For the alarm that goes off in the morning.
Because this means I have a job or church to go to.

For the sunshine.
Because this means God has given me another day.



  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Lisa - enjoy your two dinners!

  2. Oh sweet friend, Happy Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. Such a lovely post. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Beautiful post Lisa! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. Wonderful blessings to be thankful for. We sure have nothing to complain about.

    Don't know who said this but it sure makes you think, "What would you have today, if you only had those things you were thankful for yesterday."

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  7. These Are all things to be thankful for. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  8. I enjoyed the read. I always enjoy the visit. And as families expand it does put a strain on 'family obligations for laws and in-laws.' but as you say, we can be thankful that we have family.'
    WE do tend to over eat at family get together's, so much good food. When we get old and can't travel, we will enjoy that again.! LOL

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your whole family!!


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