Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful for...

On this day of Thanksgiving my mind has traveled off and on to the things I'm thankful for... Most of the time I think we think of today as a time to spend with family, eat turkey, get stuffed, watch football and similar. Some of us feed the hungry or try to give to others. I don't know how often we do more than give lip service to the real meaning of Thanksgiving.

Of course, on most holidays any more we're just thankful to have a day off from work and an excuse to have a picnic, get gifts or enjoy a three day weekend.

I don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about Pilgrims and Indians and the discovery of our country. However, I do usually, as said in the first paragraph, spend time thinking about all that makes life special to me.

My wonderful husband, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughters, my brothers and sisters, parents, Greg's children who I have grown to love and enjoy, the beautiful home we live in, the great county, my friends, my pottery studio, the Fayette Front Page, those who help and volunteer to make it happen, I could go on and on until I bored everyone reading this if I haven't already.

I'm thankful for the freedoms we take for granted. I'm ever so thankful for all of those fighting to keep us safe, especially those who are unable to spend today with their families.

Thanks to all of your who read my blogs when I happen to write, and thanks to all who read the Fayette Front Page!