Take the time to think about what you are truly thankful for. To get things started, here are some things we are thankful for:
De'Anna: I am thankful for so much in my life. Though I recently moved far away from my family and friends, I am thankful for my husband and son who give me all the love I could ask for which I return with interest. I am thankful that I have the ability to call, email, chat, and message the loved ones that I can't see in person. I am thankful for the friends we have made in our new neighborhood who have so quickly become an important part of my life. I am thankful for the health of happiness of not only myself but those I love. I am thankful for the big and little things in life that bring joy to not only me but to those around me. I am thankful for the sunlight that momentarily blinds me in the morning, because it means I can see. I am thankful for the annoying sound of my alarm clock and the loud and horrible music my son listens to, because it means I can hear. I am thankful for the cold I feel as I climb out of bed, because I am alive to feel it.
Cathy: My heart is full of gratitude to the good Lord above who shelters us all through the hard times, and bestows so much goodness that the hard times are made easier. My family is the most important thing in my life; my parents, brothers and sister, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, in-laws, aunts, uncles, friends...they are all my family and I love them all dearly. Whether they reside here on earth or in heaven, they are in my heart every day. I hope each and every one of you reading this post is with a loved one (or a whole bunch of loved ones) today. Remember to take pleasure not only in the wonderful food, but take special note of the laughter that fills your homes...the robust laughter of Dad, the giggle of your teenage niece, the snicker from an uncle and especially the untethered joyous laughter of the little children. And then, like I will be doing today, be grateful for all the little pleasures that warm your heart.
Wishing you joy and happiness for Thanksgiving and every other day of the year.