Sunday, November 26, 2006


We have a tradition in my family where at Thanksgiving dinner, everyone has to go around the table and say what they are thankful for. Most of us try to come up with something simple to avoid prolonging the feast. If I were to hold everyone up by naming each of the things I'm thankful for, everyone would faint from hunger.

I'm thankful for my family. That I have 3 sisters that I like and enjoy spending time with. That my mom is finally taking her health seriously. I'm thankful that my stepdad loves her no matter what. I'm thankful that my grandmom is still around. She's a pistol, but, I really appreciate her. I'm thankful that I have friends that have my back. Friends that will stick up for me without me knowing it. Friends that will say, 'that sounds fun.' when I come up with crazy activities for us to do.

I'm thankful that I have a job. A good job, where the people are fair with me. There was a time when I didn't have that, so, I feel overwhelmingly blessed now.

I'm sure I could come up with a million minute details of my life that I'm thankful for. But, I'll spare you that.

Hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving...



news2me said...

Thanksgiving is a word that resonates with me daily. This year I had the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with my future in-laws and boy, did I have a wonderful time. We ate, at least most of us did, in our pajamas and talked up a storm. We went from weddings, to family valus, to finances, to the James Bond marathon, to prayer. It was a wonderful day, a memorable day.

I thank God for my family, friends, and their continued good health, I thank him for my own health and continued growth, and that my relationship to him continues to blossom. I thank him for the sermon last week in church where I found great words of victory: I can do all things in Him who strengthens me. I pray that my somewhat estranged sister comes back home and works out her differences with us. I, too, could go on, but I just want all of us to live in thanksgiving everyday - even when times are trying, live in thanksgiving.

Penni Brown said...

Hey News2me - Write much? LOL j/k thanks for commenting as always.