A Month of Thanksgiving


Arrangement from Rabbit’s Nest Florist and Gifts.

There are 30 short days in the month of November, culminating in one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving.

Today I challenge you to write 10 things that you are thankful for in the comment block.

My goal is to write 30 things that I’m thankful for that often go overlooked. So here goes in no particular order!

  1. God’s grace.
  2. Chocolate.
  3. Indoor plumbing.
  4. That I can go to my kitchen, turn a knob, and clean tap water comes from a faucet. Water that I can drink without boiling it first.
  5. Hot water for bathing.
  6. Trees. (Our last house didn’t have mature trees.)
  7. Living in the Bible belt where faith is celebrated.
  8. Our health.
  9. Good medical care.
  10. A house to live in.
  11. Books.
  12. The beautiful blue sky…even though we’re in a drought and under 10″ of our normal rainfall.
  13. The Caribbean with its crystal waters and sugar-white sand.
  14. The farm where I grew up.
  15. Color.
  16. That God made food taste so good.
  17. Writing prompts that help us writers be creative.
  18. Music.
  19. The Internet. They were right, back in the 90’s…It did change our lives.
  20. My dishwasher so that I can sanitize my dishes and not have to hand wash them.
  21. My bed and cool sheets that feel so good when I’m tired at the end of the day.
  22. Babies, because they are so adorable and vulnerable.
  23. Children. They are so carefree and fun.
  24. Teens. Because they are fun, make me laugh, and have great ideas (usually).
  25. Adults. Because I am one, and I love people.
  26. Seniors. Because they are so sweet and have such great stories to tell.
  27. Silence. Because, even though I’m an extrovert, I love to recharge with just my family at home.
  28. Fridays.
  29. Holidays.
  30. Thanksgiving Day, which sometimes falls on my beloved Grandmother’s birthday, and I look forward to seeing her again one day.


4 thoughts on “A Month of Thanksgiving

  1. Things For Which I am Thankful
    1. The Squire
    2. Our girls
    3. Our grandkids
    4. Our great-grandkids
    5. Our church family
    6. Air conditioning!(I’d give up indoor plumbing before I’d leave the a/c behind!)
    7. Indoor plumbing
    8. Gas stoves
    9. SNOW!
    10. Country living

  2. 1. I am thankful for your friendship.
    2. I am thankful you have a love for writing like I do.
    3. I am thankful for being able to write; esp. when Arthur is trying his best to keep me from it.
    4. I am thankful for my senses, to hear the rustling leaves on a breezy day, see the big yellow moon beaming from across the galaxy; or touch the tender cheek of my precious, sleeping child and smell banana bread baking in the oven.
    5. I am thankful for having a fluffy little furr ball who begs me to take him for a walk each day; otherwise I wouldn’t get half my 10k steps in each day.
    6. I am thankful for great neighbors!
    7. I am thankful for new toothbrushes & new pillows.
    8. I am really thankful for great coffee & sharing a cup with great friends.
    9. I am thankful that I live in a country that enjoys many freedoms & privileges.
    10. I am thankful that God finds me worthy enough to be a benefactor of His blessings.

    • Beautiful, Kimberly! This brought tears to my eyes. I’m so thankful for our friendship, too, and look forward to getting to know you better. I’ve also got a couple of cute little fur balls…Well, one isn’t so little…he’s a big, hyper lab.

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