Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

It is hard to adequately explain my thoughts right now so I will keep it simple with a list of things I am thankful for this year:

  1. My husband, Don, who keeps my laughing and gives me great hugs. I am so fortunate!

  2. My cat, Yoda. I love cuddling with him - takes all the stresses away. I am so fortunate!

  3. My family - parents, brothers and sisters... each one has a special place in my heart for how they have influenced me. I am so fortunate to have a loving family who supports my endeavours.

  4. Friends who take time for me. Isn't that what friends are for? I am so fortunate!

  5. A home and a bed - a warm, safe place to lay my head. I am so fortunate!

  6. Clean water. I am so fortunate!

  7. Grocery stores with an abundance of food to choose from. I am so fortunate!

  8. A country that allows me the opportunities to worship God in the way I want, to have an education, travel freely and to have choices and make my own decisions. I am so fortunate!

  9. A rewarding job in which I can influence young lives through teaching. I am so fortunate!

  10. God who has allowed all of the above to happen - my creator, my hope, my saviour. Each day I begin my day by saying words of thanks to God for the coming events of my day, whether positive or negative. Life is never perfect, but no matter what comes my way, I know that God will be there to help guide me in my understanding to shape me into a better person.

This is such a beautiful time of year and I trust that all my family and friends will embrace the spirit of thankfulness and be content with who they are, their circumstances and their future endeavours.


Karen said...

That's beautiful Cathy! We should all practice daily gratitude for all we have been given.

Dave said...

Thanks for sharing your list.

Barbara said...

Hey. I think you need to update. There's a little something for you on my blog.