Thursday, November 22, 2012
Blessed and Thankful..........
i'm not a huge Thanksgiving holiday person.
oh, i love the Fall decor, the side dishes (hate turkey), the pumpkin pie, the family get togethers.
i do believe we have so many things to be thankful for.......
and i hope I am pretty thankful all year long.
i know some think this is the one day to stop and be thankful.
let's face it.......it's the one day to watch parades, football and
STUFF yourself silly!:)
the day for being thankful is EVERY day.
but.....i do remember fondly those huge family dinners in my grandma's basement.
now, i do want to share some little things I am thankful for.
but first, my "blessings".
because more than anything, i am
i am blessed and thankful that i grew up in a Christian home
with a loving family.
and i am now blessed with my own beautiful family and friends.
now THAT is something to be thankful for.
so when i don't include the "obvious" in my thankful list,
please know that some things just go without saying.
today, i am going to share a few things i am thankful for
that aren't the obvious choices.
these are the little every day things that i am blessed with and thankful for
in no particular order, i am thankful for.......
~~~my life down south
~~~living near the beach/Gulf
~~~sunshine and cool breezes
~~~the pure love and loyalty from my 2 dogs
~~~spending every single day with my beautiful girls.
~~~hugs, kisses and i love you's
~~~a husband who works very hard to support his family
~coconut cream for my coffee
~~~seashells and sea glass
~~~my fluffy slippers
~~~my oversized, cozy fleece tops
~~~finding something COOL at a thrift store
~~~getting "fun" mail
~~~banana laffy taffy:)
~~~nice, friendly people
~~~a really good book
~~~double peach hibiscus in my front yard
~~~orange blossoms and vanilla.....my favorite scents
~~~a good nights sleep (rare but nice when it happens:)
~~~naps with my dogs!
~~~anything pink or aqua/turquoise
~~~being a homebody
~~~warm, cozy blankets
~~~really sharp pencils
~~~my glue gun
~~~vintage costume jewelry
~~~charm bracelets and lockets
~~~faded, broken in blue jeans
~~~orange cake and moon pies
~~~fresh strawberries and raspberries
~~~a good nights sleep.....did i say that already? haha
~~~my blog.....and the wonderful people who read it!
see a trend here?
the things i'm really thankful for, outside of the important family things,
are just everyday things that i am sooooo thankful for.
does that mean every day is thanksgiving?
maybe that's exactly what it is.......or what it should be.
so from our family to yours.........
may you have a beautiful, blessed Thanksgiving.
and eat some PIE already.
(ditch the diet for once!;) heehee