Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a national holiday set aside for Americans to give thanks for their blessings. This week I have been reflecting on how thankful I am for the many things that bring me joy.

I am thankful for my husband and soulmate, Henry, and our 51 years together. I am thankful for our two grown children and our four awesome grandchildren. I am thankful both my children and our two oldest grandchildren are with us this Thanksgiving.

I am thankful to live in a community with wonderful friends and neighbors and surrounded by amazing natural beauty.

I am thankful for the little things that bring me joy – spending time with family, laughing with friends, a butterfly on a flower, a hummingbird on the feeder, watching the birds in my backyard, or a beautiful sunrise.

I am thankful that I have been given the gift of another day above ground. I am thankful that I am healthy enough to do all of the ordinary every day things I enjoy.

This post is inspired by Lindy Low LeCoq’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #175; Follow your Bliss

Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a national holiday set aside for Americans to give thanks for their blessings. I have so many, many things to be thankful for.

I am thankful for my husband and soulmate, Henry, for our 2 grown children and 4 awesome grandchildren, and all of my family and friends.

I am thankful when I see a smile on a grandchild’s face and hear the sound of  their laughter. I’m thankful to be able to attend their sporting events and school programs. I’m thankful for their gifts of art work which we have all around our home and RV.

I am thankful that I have been given the gift of another day above ground. I am thankful that I am healthy enough to go for a walk, to go to water aerobics, to work in my garden, and to do all of the ordinary every day things I enjoy.

I am thankful I have been able to travel around our beautiful country to see many of the National Parks and other special places. I’m thankful I’ve observed bears, elk, moose, bison, birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. I’m thankful for the beauty and wildlife in my own backyard.

I am thankful for all of the brave men and women of the United State military who keep our country safe and protect our freedoms. I’m grateful for the members of our police and fire departments who keep us safe in our own home towns.

I am thankful for the little things that make me smile – a butterfly on a flower, a hummingbird on the feeder, deer grazing in a field, a beautiful sunrise, or a surprise phone call from a grandchild.

I am thankful for all the many Thanksgivings I have enjoyed with loved ones.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!