Happy Thanksgiving

img_0064This week is Thanksgiving and it’s one of my favorite holidays.  Probably because it is one of my favorite meals.  Not only do I love turkey but I enjoy all the side dishes.  Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, scalloped corn, dressing, green bean casserole and of course yeast rolls and butter.  Let’s not forget the great desserts, pumpkin pie with whipped cream and peacan pie, both homemade and to die for!  I’m very lucky to be a member of a family that celebrates this wonderful day and has all the wonderful food that goes along with it.

Looking back on my life and remembering my childhood Thanksgivings I remember they were made extra special by my cousin.  We were two peas in a pod when we were young and holidays wouldn’t have been the same without her.  I’m sorry to say as adults we’ve gone our separate ways and are no longer in contact. I remember her fondly and giggle sometimes at the childhood memories we share.  When our grandmother was alive (she lived to be 100) after we said Grace, she had us go around the table one by one and say what we were thankful for. Sometimes my cousin and I would say we were thankful for each other.  I think about what I’m thankful for now and I’d have to say I can’t believe how blessed I am.  I truly have much to be thankful for.

I am thankful that I have the gift of gratitude.  I’m blessed to be happy and at peace where I am at in my life. I’m content.  I have a family that loves me and several truly wonderful friends that have my back.  I have faith, I have hope and I have happiness.

I also have two of the very best rescued Cocker spaniels ever.  Honeydew and Georgia. 🐶🐶