Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday - it is the only one that really doesn't demand anything from me. I don't have to worry about buying presents, go to any events, nothing. All I have to do is be thankful. That's it. And that is definitely not hard for me. I try to start each and every day thanking God for the blessings He has overwhelmed me with. Let me share just a few with you:
- I know the One True God and He has given me a place in Heaven with Him because of Jesus
- I have a husband who loves me beyond measure in spite of myself
- I have parents who showed me what unconditional love is
- I have three healthy children who are leading productive lives and love me
- I have a son- and daughter-in-law who I love as my own
- I have two beautiful, healthy grandchildren
- I have a sister, brother-in-law and nieces and nephews who I adore
- I am able to be retired and live a life that is full that many would love to live
For the first time we did not celebrate Thanksgiving with family. That was a little tough for me, I will admit. I was a bit weepy most of the morning. Each time I talked with one of the kids or my parents or Randy's sister, I got a bit sadder. However, once we got over to the clubhouse and sat with our other "family," I brightened a bit. It wasn't the same, but it wasn't bad - it was just different. I do miss my parents and kids, but it was fun celebrating with our RVing family. Here's a couple of pictures from our dinner.
The clubhouse was FULL - there were more than 240 people!
We ended our day laughing around the campfire. It was a good day.
I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was filled with family, laughter, and gratitude. And I hope that you will continue counting your blessings every day.
Until the next time . . .