Thursday, November 28, 2013

What are you Thankful for?

Today is a day to remember the things for which we are thankful.  I have learned to be thankful for many things.
Today it is very cold for November in Alabama.  When I got up this morning it was 23 degrees Fahrenheit.  Brrr - that is colder than it gets in January most years.  I am thankful that I have heat and a warm place to stay. I am thankful for warm clothing.  I am thankful for the COLD as it reminds me to enjoy the hot HOT days of an Alabama summer.

Sometimes it is hard to be thankful for things. I am thankful for adversity because it helps me to learn to overcome problems and find solutions. But for most of my life I was NOT thankful for adversity.

I am thankful for my health.  But the times of sickness also bring lessons in overcoming and in compassion. Yes, I can be thankful that I have been sick, but I am now well.  Being thankful when I am sick requires greater faith, but it is possible.

Try to find something to be thankful for when bad things happen to you. Yes it is difficult, but it will change your view of life.
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate Thanksgiving. (I do, if you were wondering.)
And Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate Hanukkah.  I am thankful for my friends from that Hebrew tradition also. Shalom!

Now for a "commercial" Craftsy is having a black Friday sale that has already started. If you have been considering a class, now is the time to take it. All classes are $19.99 or less. (and some of them are regularly $49.99 each)

Black Friday Sales at Craftsy!

Craftsy Yarn and Fabric sale up to 80% off from 11/27-12/2!

Craftsy has brilliant savings on the craft supplies you want!  With up to 80% off yarn and 65% off fabric, get the best prices of the year while you can.

Craftsy Class Sale up to 66% off from 11/29-12/2!

Craftsy has brilliant savings for a limited time only! All their online classes are on sale for $19.99 or less. With classes priced up to 66% off, now is a great time to get the classes you've been eyeing all year! Craftsy classes also make a great gift, so do some holiday shopping for the crafter in your life.

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Unknown said...

I'm not even sure there's enough space to list all I'm thankful for. The past few years have taught me to be thankful and grateful for every small thing. Most of all, thankful for GOD and how he loves me, how he loves me more than I deserve. I've leaned on him more than ever lately and not sure what I'd do without him. I can't and won't even imagine how life would be if I couldn't go to him daily with my rants, questions, prayers and thanking, constant thanking.

Susan said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, Gene!