Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Today,  in the USA, is a day to remember the things for which we are thankful.  I have learned to be thankful for many things.

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.)

Today, I will be having Thanksgiving lunch with my mother.  As her caregiver, I am very careful when I am out to avoid exposure to illness, so we are being as safe as possible.  It will just be the two of us. We are each cooking part of the meal. I will be taking ham, a custard pie with almond crust, broccoli and whatever else I decide at the last minute to prepare.  She is baking sweet potatoes - as we neither need the sugar of a sweet potato pie or casserole. 

I hope you are staying safe and celebrating your gratitude today.



Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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10 comments:

Kathleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Frog Quilter said...

Love your post! 😃

Debbie said...

Your gentle heart and soul show thru your post. Adversity refines us, and hope fills us. Enjoy dinner with Mom, I have fed my boys and sent them off for naps and walks. A wonderful day.

Barb said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Mom! I am thankful for your friendship through the years - ;))

Jennifer Gail said...

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Pamela Arbour said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. In spite of everything, we all have a lot to be thankful for.

Quilting Gail said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Vicki W said...

I hope you and your Mom had a wonderful day together. I totally agree with you about adversity. Had I not been so sick for so many years I would not have become the maker that I am today,I would not have learned to enjoy my own company and I would have never appreciated the gift of being able to enjoy nature the way I can today.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What a wonderful post! I agree with you wholeheartedly. It's cold (for us) in Houston as well.