Along with all the food and drink, along with family and friends, along with the infamous Publix “lilgrims” sits this poem on our Thanksgiving table…though I posted it last year, it is always worth a read. In fact, when we take it off the table, we just move it somewhere else in the house because every day there is so much to be thankful for. Though Derek and Jolene will be having a Californian Thanksgiving and Kyle and Nicole will be having a Jensen Beach Thanksgiving, we are thankful they are with loved ones and wish them all a wonderful holiday…and are thankful for the family and friends we will have at our home today. Did most of the baking yesterday, (chocolate chip cookie dough truffles, peanut butter banana bread, pumpkin oatmeal raisin sugar cookies, and a cornbread to go into the stuffing) so now it is time to clean the turkey (yes, we always grill a big one along with a couple of oven cooked Tofurkey — it is, after all, all about choice and aren’t we always lucky to have a choice?) and get it going, and start prepping all the other sides. Wherever you are, who ever you share this day with, I wish you more than enough…Not sure who authored this poem, but it sure says it all….much love and gratitude, today and every day!
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations, Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge, Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes, They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, Because it means you’ve made an effort.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they will become your blessings.