Give thanks

Posted: November 26, 2020 in Personal
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It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? For a year where we weren’t really supposed to do much of anything (or anything fun), it’s somehow flown by and it’s already the end of November…which in the U.S. means it’s time to give thanks, albeit in smaller groups this year.

Even though it’s easy to think about what we don’t have and can’t do, here are some things that came to mind that call for giving thanks.

Give thanks if you…

…are reading this, because you have a computer/laptop/tablet a/o phone or access to one.

…are healthy.

…have family and friends who are healthy.

….have family and friends whom you can visit in person/via some sort of other technology.

…have a job (if you want/need one) or are retired.

…have a home.

…have food.

…have access to health care if you need it.

…have books/e-books/cable/some sort of entertainment.

…have transportation of some sort.

There are many more reasons to give thanks, some that are particular to you. Even though the Thanksgiving we celebrate today is only official in the U.S., I encourage each you to take a moment to think of the reasons you have to be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving or happy thanks-giving and let’s remember those who are truly suffering due to this pandemic and see what we can to do help them.

  1. we are thankful today, that it came not much more worse… have a good thnksgiving ..

  2. Sue says:

    Very well said, Janet Have a good Thanksgiving

  3. Debbie Smyth says:

    Happy thanksgiving, Janet. Have a great day. And thatโ€™s a lovely post – both image and words

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Very true words, Janet. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

  5. Janet – so well said, and as we know, the list can go on and on. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! …. and now I want some grapes. Fortunately, we have some. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Happy turkey day, Janet. Gray, dark, and rainy here, but we need rain so although I’d sure prefer some sunshine, we are thankful for the moisture.

  7. I agree. it is good to think of the good things, Have a great Thanksgiving! I will continue with my normal Thursday ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Happy thanksgiving Janet!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Bill, Janet.



  10. peggyjoan42 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. There are always things to be thankful for.

  11. I have so much to be thankful for. I won’t begin to list them here, but my heart is full. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Janet! xx

  12. Leya says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. JT Twissel says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Dan Antion says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Janet. You’ve given us a reminder that so many things that we might take for granted are, in fact, things to be thankful for.

  15. scr4pl80 says:

    Great list, Janet. There are many things we can be grateful for if we just think a minute. Thanks for that and for all you share with us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  16. lolaWi says:

    lovely post, Janet. thank you. Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Junie says:

    a killer image, Janet:) We both have our first Thanksgiving in a new state! Am thankful that we are at the place God wants us, even though we are still in the ‘settling in” stage:)

  18. Prior... says:

    nice to read your list about giving thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Resa says:

    I am thankful, Janet! I ticked off all of the things you mentioned. Hope you are doing well, and that next Thanksgiving will be more traditional!

    • We’re doing well, Resa. Thanksgiving was fine. We called Christmas off so as not to put our girls and son-in-law at risk and the one sister-in-law that always comes has health issue. So Christmas will be different but we’ll spend it with my parents and my brother and his family. Have to protect those we love.

  20. Thankyou for the reminder ๐Ÿ˜Š