Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Thoughts

We're staying home for Thanksgiving this year and having a small family gathering.  Christmas was always my favorite holiday when I was a child, but as an adult with grown children of my own, Thanksgiving now ranks number one with me.  It seems like the media and most of the stores go from Halloween right into Christmas without stopping to take a breath and appreciate the calmness and meaning of Thanksgiving.  I hope you enjoy these "be thankful" thoughts that I shared last year....I think the words are so true!


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~~  Author Unknown ~~

Wishing you all a safe, happy, and blessed Thanksgiving celebration.

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  1. Thanks for the reminder Betzzzzzzzz! love you!

  2. Thanks for the reminder Betzzz!
    love you!!

  3. Thanks Betsy for this...Just being thankful for my life is more than I can ever say or want!!! Wishing you A Blessed Day with Your Family!!

  4. BEAUTIFUL!! Happy Thanksgiving Betsy!!


  5. I love this. Not only is it a beautiful gratitude post, but so many of these things most consider negative.

  6. Touche' Betsy! Thanks for the uplifting words when I needed them most! Warm wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving for you and your family!

  7. Beautiful words, Betsy. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  8. Wonderful Betsy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  9. I am thankful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

  10. Hi Betsy! It's a very meaningful and heartfelt poem.

    I live in a country that doesn't celebrate thanksgiving. In your country, it's a significant time of the year.

    Have a great time with your family. Wishing you more happy thanksgiving to come.

  11. I am very thankful!!
    Hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. What lovely thoughts, thanks for making me take the time to savory them. I am so thankful for blogging friends like you!

  13. Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you have a wonderful day! xo Holly

  14. Great post!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  15. Beautiful thoughts!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  16. I'm also thankful for friends like you! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  17. I love those words as they are so true! Wishing you and your family and wonderful Thanksgiving!

  18. Beautiful post, Betsy! Wishing you and yours a very wonderful Thanksgiving!! xoxo

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  20. Lovely spoon. Happy Thanksgiving Blessings...

  21. What wonderful words of wisdom. I'm so very blessed and love to think back at the happy times I had when my kids were all at home. I sure miss them during the holidays! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  22. So beautiful! Hope you are having a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

  23. We are quite thankful here, after all of our medical issues this year. We're hanging in there, LOL.

    I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with love and blessings!


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