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Giving Thanks

Filed under: General — by Glenda at 8:03 pm on Monday, October 13, 2008

The dishwasher is on its final cycle before I need to stop it before the dry cycle. Why pay for hydro to dry the dishes? So, now is a good time to share what I am thankful for, before the turkey’s seretoin fully kicks in: 

  • I am thankful for spending this afternoon with my Mom and my husband, and sharing a delicious turkey dinner with both of them. After being so far from Mom since I left for university on January 1, 1988, I am enjoying having her living a few miles away. Only time will tell how long she stay in Tswassessen. For now, I am cherishing the time we do spend together
  • I am thankful for my wonderfully supportive husband Darrell. I have learned so much and have done so much since marrying him. I enjoy simply being around him.
  • With so many people losing their homes, I am even more thankful for our beautiful home.
  • I am thankful that our kitchen cupboards are filled. It may not be gourmet food, but we definitely will not go hungry.
  • I am thankful for my health and for my body working as well as it does and that I am capable of doing so much. I’m particularly thankful for my amazing left thumb!
  • And, I am especially thankful for all of you – my readers, friends and fans throughout the blogosphere and beyond. I truly appreciate your friendship, connection and support. Thank you.

I invite you to join in Canadian Thanksgiving by sharing, in a comment below, what your are most thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Comment by BloggerNewbie

October 13, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Glenda (and Canada)

One of my favorite holidays, third Thursday in November in the states so we have a little time yet.

I am beyond thankful for my family and especially for all of our health!

Comment by Darrell

October 13, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

Hi Glenda

I am thankful for many things including:
my friends and family.
the fact that I get to do a job that I love, in a place that I love.
The list could go on with many more items, however something I am most grateful for is having you as my wife.

Darrell

Comment by Jerry

October 13, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

Darrell and Glenda, Happy Turkey Day (What’s left of it!) to both of you – and the rest of Canada. How fortunate we are to live in such an incredible country. THAT alone is a lot to be thankful for.
I am also thankful to have you both as neighbours!

Comment by Amanda

October 13, 2008 @ 11:46 pm

We don’t have Thanksgiving in England but I always think it is such a good idea to take time to be thankful!

Thanks for sharing your own thanks with us. I am thankful for having finally found the job I love so much which is also bringing T and me the financial security we have not ad since he lost his job. I’m also thankful that things are moving forward with his upcoming job. And most importantly I am thankful for my friends and family, especially T, especially during the past few difficult months and the coming challenges we know are waiting for us.

Comment by Bill Grey

October 14, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

Happy late Thanksgiving from Santa Rosa, California.

We celebrated an early Thanksgiving with our family on the same date as yours in Canada.

My live-in daughter-in-law’s cancer has metastasized and is unstoppable (apparently). She had a yen for Thanksgiving food and we obliged… inviting friends and family and had a wonderful, bittersweet day.

So glad we could do it for her while she still has an appetite (though tiny)! These things serve to put us “in the moment” and clear out the low priority items!

Thanks to you both for your thoughtful post.

Comment by Still Life in Buenos Aires

October 14, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

I am so thankful for my wonderful family and friends, who love my imperfect self.

I am thankful for my husband, who is my best friend and faithful companion through many adventures.

I am thankful for the opportunity to live in a different country, especially in our difficult economic times.

I am thankful to read your fresh and funny perspectives, Glenda. :-)

Comment by Melody Platz

October 14, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

What a great line about your left thumb! You’re fun to read.

Thanks for sharing such lovely sentiments.

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