Wednesday, November 26, 2008

thanksgiving blessings

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S.A. We're having the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings (and 23 relatives) at my Mom & Dad's house as we usually do. I have already made my famous sweet potato souffle and creamed onions and tonight/tomorrow will put together some peach and berry crostata (recipe here) plus sauteed green beans (yum) and this fresh green salad (minus the turkey). We've also got a bake sale fundraiser for Relay for Life here at work which I made ginger bread and pumpkin bread for, plus an office snack potluck for which I made spinach/artichoke dip in a bread bowl. I do believe I've done my share of cooking for the time being.

That being said, I want to make a list of some things I have to be thankful for:
  • faith in God who sustains my life
  • living in a free country
  • a wonderful husband and three healthy boys
  • my loving extended family
  • my mother's successful surgery and recovery
  • two new sisters-in-law, 4 new nephews and a new niece
  • a job I enjoy
  • friends who love me and put up with my foibles
  • my art, which is better than therapy
  • this blog and all the wonderful new friends it has put me in touch with

Whether you're in the US and celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow or in another part of the world that doesn't observe that particular holiday, I urge you to be mindful of your blessings. Thankfulness is always appropriate.


Viv's Visuals said...

Happy Thanksgiving Susan. x

CG said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend! It's always good to remember our many blessings!

Maureen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sue!!

Julie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Susan! xx

Moogsmum said...

I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving with your family Susan :-)