"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving Thanks



A fellow blogger posted her list of things she was thankful, or grateful, for.  She issued a challenge to her readers to do the same.  Though I don’t have the way with words that she does, here’s my list.

Thankful to be married  to my best friend for 46 years. 

Thankful to be a member of a large, loving family.  Brothers, sisters, children, grand children, niece’s and nephews, in-laws and outlaws; all get along with each other, and enjoy each others company.

Thankful for our friends.  Many we’ve known since childhood.  Also those we’ve met only in the past five or six years as we have traveled the Country . Our Casita family.

Thankful for our health, and the ability to do what we want, within reason.

Thankful for the underserved blessings that have been bestowed upon us.

Thankful to have been born in the United States of America.  With all the things we consider wrong with our Country, today, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

And, thankful for our blogging friends.  Some we’ve met face to face, but most are people we only know from their posts or comments. We would love to meet each and everyone somewhere along the way.

Though there are hundreds more things I’m thankful for, if listed individually, I feel most would fall somewhere within one of the above.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  May your day be filled with Thanks and Gratitude….jc


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you in February.

  2. Blessing to you and yours.
    Safe travels.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

    I have felt more gratitude this Thanksgiving than any other I remember. It just overflows. It seems to me that there is more thanks being expressed by a lot more people lately. It's wonderful to see.

  4. Just lovely.....so happy you shared! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Wishing you and Wanda...and Family the best Thanksgiving ever....I'm thinking the Gumbo is all gone by now...Horst sends

  6. Wonderful post! Hope today was filled with family, love and great food! Mine was!

  7. Well said... and they all said... AMEN!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Wanda and Sally!!!!

  9. I think it is a healthy thing to do - list all the things one is grateful for. Very good reminder!


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