Here in the US, we celebrate “Thanksgiving Day.” It gives us a terrific reason to stop, reflect on all the reasons we are thankful, before we stuff our faces with turkey and all the fixings. So here goes…
I am thankful for my husband, who continues to love and support me even when my creative pursuits cost a bundle! Seriously though, he is a good man and my best friend. To think that we met so many years ago on a blind date is stunning to me- like winning the lottery in love when you least expect it.
Next up is family. I am thankful for my family- you know who you are. LOL My father and his partner, Doris, are coming for a visit tomorrow, so I’m thankful to see them. This will be his first time to see my new grandson, Jack, which is yet another reason I am very thankful this year.
I have also been blessed with some really good friends! Some live locally to me and some do not. Some I met decades ago and others are newer friends. Suffice it to say that I could dedicate several dozen posts to my friends and all their terrific qualities. Thank you for your friendship, for which I treasure.
I don’t do often mix politics and creativity on this blog, but I am thankful to see the peaceful turnover in our government, with President-Elect Obama replacing current President Bush. Obama strikes me as a thoughtful, intelligent man, and I wish him the best as he tackles some tough issues- Economy, Iraq & Afganistan, terrorism, etc.
This is perhaps a very US-centric thing to say, but my international readers will perhaps forgive me if I say that I often feel as though I won the lottery of life just by being born in the United States. I never experienced hunger, famine, civil unrest, and extreme poverty. Enough said.
I am fortunate that I get to live a creative life, making all the things that I do. I spend each day doing what I love to do, which is quilting, working with beads, yarn, fabric, fiber and my latest one- metal. Life is good…
Thanksgiving is also about giving to others. This Holiday, I partnered with a friend (thanks, Marge!) to provide food to a program. Joe and I want to do more, so we plan on spending out volunteer time with the local food bank this coming year.
Your turn now. I want to hear from YOU, and why you are especially thankful this year. Please leave me a comment about your own personal thanksgiving thoughts. Hugs, Carla