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Giving Thanks . . . November 26, 2009

Filed under: Family,Farm,Holidays,Reflections — everydaywomanusa @ 7:37 am
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As this new day dawns—Thanksgiving Day— I think it’s appropriate that I take just a few minutes before the busy hustle/bustle of this holiday weekend takes over to give thanks.

In short, I’m thankful for:

  • Four generations of family members to celebrate the holidays with
  • An 87-year-old mother who inspires me on a daily basis
  • A grandbaby on the way (OK, you’ve heard this before!)
  • My wonderful husband who supports me even when he thinks I’m crazy (as in currently pursuing my Doctorate)
  • Three grown kids who make me intensely proud!
  • A career (working with kids and adults) that I love
  • Purposeful work at school and home
  • Our family farm full of animals and adventures
  • Friends who “hold me up” and occasionally, let me “hold them up”
  • A positive attitude despite everything around us in the news–and world–that could make us pessimistic
  • “Enough” of all of the above!



5 Responses to “Giving Thanks . . .”

  1. Aisling Says:

    That’s a nice list of things to be thankful for. Enjoy the day with those 4 generations gathered together! Have a truly wonderful Thanksgiving, Ruth!

  2. See you this afternoon!

  3. I’m also thankful for my faithful bloggy friends! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!

  4. Beautiful picture Ruth, it really puts you “in the moment”.
    I’m thankful for my family and our health, of course! And our jobs.

    Enjoy the day with your family! 🙂

  5. Thanks, Jena! I snapped that photo early in the am. Couldn’t resist the beautiful sky. The saying goes, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky in morn, sailors take warn . . . ” but it was really an okay day, cloudy but not stormy.

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful was well!

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