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Friday, November 2, 2012

Giving thanks.

SweetLand Farm had a great idea and I am stealing it.  I hope she doesn't mind...in order to end this week on an 'up' note, and to continue the trend, I am going to list some things I am thankful for every Friday.  That is the plan - although I chafe at restrictions, as you know.  I may list them on random days.  I refuse to be pigeon-holed...

I am so very thankful, first of all, for all of you.  This single-homesteading business can wear you down when there's no one there to share the joys and sorrows.  Y'all are my rock.

I am thankful every minute of every day for the people I love - for my parents who retain their senses of humor, enough fortitude to be on their own at their age, for loving and supporting me no matter what I put them through.  For my sisters and my girlfriends and everyone else - you know who you are.  If not, I am slipping and I vow to do better!

I am thankful that I am able to live the life I do on my own, no matter how stressful it can be at times.  Mostly, it is wonderful.

These characters would fall under "The Ones I Love."

9 comments:

  1. Great idea. I think we need to remind ourselves just how very lucky we are......and you're off to a great start. This life we choose may be difficult at times, but I couldn't live any other way......nor would I want to.

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  2. Love the rare opportunity to see the pups! And yes, counting our blessings colors our world in a GOOD way.

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  3. Aw, what a sweet picture of you and the kids. But . . . what? You have no head??!!

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  4. One thing to be thankful for is all the friends blogland helps us find. Love the pictures of the dogs.

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  5. It is good to remind ourselves of all the things we have to be thankful for! :)

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  6. Susan,

    What a great idea, to make a day to discuss why your "thankful". Alot more of us need to do this.

    I love the picture of your four legged friends.

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  7. Sue - The good definitely out-weighs the not-so-good, doesn't it?


    Michelle - Don't they look serious? Must have known their picture was being taken by a serious photographer!

    Mama Pea - Why, no, I don't - isn't everyone headless?

    TL - I so completely agree with you!

    Candy - It's too easy to forget the good things. And important not to.

    Sandy - I do believe I have enough to be thankful for to fill up an entire month! I'm thinking about duct-taping the cats so I can get a family portrait...

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  8. What a great idea. And do I see a little stink eye in the family picture? I think the caption says Bernie- "I do NOT love this one, I tolerate but look at him, he even hogs the picture frame".

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  9. I do that too pretty regularly, as things could always be much worse. I kept a gratitude jurnal for years.

    And I love the new look of your blog!

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