Posts Tagged ‘blessings’

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.

Is your glass half empty or half full? Mine tends to be almost completely full but there are time when it empties a bit. However, even if there’s only half a glass, it’s still enough to nourish and refresh…but only if drunk.

The end of the year is a time when many bloggers are looking back at the past year. The Lens Artists Challenge, Thursday Doors, and others suggest we share our favorite photos of the year. I always plan to do that, but when push comes to shove, I just can’t do it: too many photos to choose from and too many that I’d choose. Every day I put out photos that I love, photos I hope you love as well and that has to be enough.

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© janet m. webb 2016

After reading comments this morning, let me add that I know not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving or at least not on this day.  That’s fine.  Take a moment or two to think about your blessings anyway.

Every Thursday, an online group of which I’m a part, has Thankful Thursday, something instituted by yours truly in an attempt to bring some balance to the litany of shared woes.  Don’t get me wrong.  Sharing these woes and asking for prayer is part of what this group does and we are privileged to do so, but it’s far too easy to get into a woe-is-me frame of mind and never think of the many blessings in our lives.  (more…)

Here’s a quick look at some of my best Christmas gifts.  We had a wonderful time.  Wish you could have been here.

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In the Little House books, Laura Ingalls recalls how rich they felt on Christmas to open their stockings and have a few pieces of candy and an orange.  How things have changed!  But this always reminds me of my own nostalgic recollections of Christmas Eve when I was growing up.  (more…)

Are you blessed?  Do you ever feel the weight of those blessings?  I’m very blessed but sometimes it feels like a problem.  Or like the weight bar in the picture below, crushing me underneath.

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