Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Gratitude List


My Gratitude List

God; I know I am never alone even during dark times

Our children; my inspiration and they continue to make me proud

My husband; my soul mate, lover, best friend, confidant

My health; while it’s not the best, it could always be worse

Our home; not a mansion but it’s filled with love and light

Living near the beach; My place of serenity

Writing; the ability to put my thoughts into words

My program; it’s helped me learn and heal

Having a sense of humor; I am blessed to see humor when others do not

Being together with my family; soon this will no longer be possible

****
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!  I’ll be cooking and enjoying time with my family, I hope you’ll be doing the same.

49 comments:

  1. What a great Gratitude List, Elsie. I believe counting our blessings, both inwardly and publicly is important.

    Having your list visible gives you an external point of reference and allows me (and others) an opportunity to see that what is really worth being grateful for has little to do with money and everything to do with love, respect, devotion, commitment, loyalty, admiration, honour...

    Gratitude for being given another day, each morning upon getting up, is where it starts for me.

    Thanks for sharing. :)
    Hugs, Jenny

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jenny. One of my favorite bloggers has a gratitude list right on his page that he keeps updated with his latest things he's grateful for in his life. I love seeing it each week.

      Having money is nice and it helps but it doesn't always equate to happiness. It's when times are tough are when I'm grateful for the smaller things, the less material things...your list is where it's at!

      Delete
  2. You are so great wishing you a super Gobble until you wobble day! Hope your Thanksgiving is a pleasant one :0

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Turkey Day my girl. Hope you and yours have a wonderful and safe day.

    Love,
    Meemaw

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meemaw!!! I hope you had beautiful day with your family just like I did.

      Much love!!

      Delete
  4. Happy Turkey Day my girl. Hope you and yours have a wonderful and safe day.

    Love,
    Meemaw

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good list. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love seeing your list on your blog, Furtheron. It's very inspiring. I keep my gratitude list as a book marker in my steps workbook.

      Delete
  6. Having a sense of humour will certainly help you through life, as will of course a loving family, and a home to share with them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My sense of humor is key in keeping my going as is my family. I love my home too. It may not be a mansion but it's ours and its filled with love and laughter.

      Delete
  7. Much to be thankful for at your sea and definitly the humor helps you put up with me hahaha happy thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have a ton to be thankful for and I appreciate all that I have in my life...I just like to whine and bitch because it pisses off the cat! My sense of humor helps me put up with a lot, especially you!

      Delete
  8. Wishing pleasant Thankseating day to you and your gang, Elsie :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had a wonderful Thankgiving - I was stuffed!! =PP

      Delete
    2. hope they didn't bake you after being stuffed :PPP

      Delete
    3. No, they knew if they did they wouldn't have anyone to bake the pumpkin and apple pies =))

      Delete
  9. Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family, Elsie! Enjoy the day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Debra! We had a fantastic day =)

      Delete
  10. Have a great day and there truly is so much to be thankful for!!! Enjoy the feasting and remember to wear your stretchy/eating pants! lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I ate like there was no tomorrow. I had to get up from the table and change into my sweat pants - that's the truth!! =P

      Delete
  11. I love this Elsie and hope that you and everyone I know from America has a great Thanksgiving. I love your holiday so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is a great holiday for us only because we get a great excuse to eat like pigs and spend the day with our families and watch football!! Who can ask for more?

      Delete
  12. Happy thanksgiving Elsie. A great gratitude list you've got here. It's honest :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, D4. I could have added so many more things to it but I decided to limit it to ten...

      Delete
  13. Happy thanksgiving dear. I'm going back to sleep now and dream about Bruce Willis.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you are doing well my friend. What a great way to recover - dreaming of Bruce Willis. I just watched him in a movie and he is still just as dreamy as ever. I swear he is getting better with age...just like us, Anne, just like us.

      xoxoxo

      Delete
    2. and under us you mean Dezzy too :P

      Delete
    3. ha ha ha!! Of course, of course!! You are so right, Dezzy! =P

      Delete
  14. yeah I have my list too, here we dont celebrate but I love thanksgiving and I enjoy like I were there LOL
    Im thanksful for my kids, make me cry but are really something special OL
    Im thanskful for my hubby a good man we fight so much but I know how is.
    Im thanskful for still have my mom and dad.
    And Im really thanksful for REALLY friendship like you and others friends I have in blogerland, have a nice day.Happy thanskgiving! Blessings to you!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You cook like everyday is Thanksgiving, Gloria! Thank you for my special surprise - it was a treat!

      When our kids make us cry, they are tears of love too. When our hubby's make us made, they are also tears of love. You are blessed to have your parents. My mom was able to Skype with me from my brother's house. She was amazed at the technology. It was pretty funny.

      I'm so thankful for our friendship too, Gloria!! We have so many great friends here!! It's really fantastic, isn't it?

      Delete
  15. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! Great list of things to be grateful for. :))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, L - Mine was superb! I hope you had a great one too!!

      Delete
  16. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Elsie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Surrounded by family is exactly what I always want and it's exactly what I got. It was perfect. I hope you were with your family, Barfly and had a great Thanksgiving!

      Delete
  17. A wonderful recounting of your blessings, Elsie! Think how many people in the world would love to have even one of these in their life!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It exactly why I try to never take things for granted, Josie. So many people don't have what we have. We never know when our lives will change forever in an instant...

      Delete
  18. Thank you and many wishes and prayers for you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so happy for you KW. It was good to see you out and about once again!

      Delete
  19. What a lovely list dear ~ Maybe one day,you can make a gratitude quilt ~ I can identify with love of family, children and home as its where our heart is ~

    Wishing you a happy weekend Elsie ~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Heaven. I wish I could quilt but that talent was my mom's and mom's alone...my only gift is in writing.

      Enjoy your weekend too =)

      Delete
  20. I too was cooking (which is why I am only just now stopping by!). The holiday was wonderful. It really was. But now I am all sad. I hope I'm just tired...and if you come by my place you will see I am doing everything in my power to make myself enjoy this season, but again, I'm not. I'm sorry...I didn't come over here to be a downer. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sounds like you could benefit from a gratitude list, Mels. They really do help me see the brighter side of things. I try to do one every so often to remind myself of the good things in my life especially when times are rough i.e. when the Migraines are escalating, money is tight, I'm getting triggers, etc.

      I'm sorry to hear you are feeling down, Mel. Hugs.

      Delete
  21. I feel the same. Except for maybe the beach. All that sand....
    Mrs. Penwasser LOVES the beach though (I guess growing up in Va Beach would do that).
    I also like that I have a sense of humor. Although the fact that I can see the humor in most everything probably drives the family nuts.
    Hee...hee...hee...I said 'nuts.'

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I LOVE the beach! I grew up by the beach too, Long Island being an island and all...

      My sense of humor is so warped, people don't quite understand it sometimes. They think it's inappropriate at times - ah, such is life!

      Nuts - he he he

      Delete
  22. Aw, that was so nice! You made it lyrical, somehow :)

    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Mine was good, and now I'm gearing up for Christmas! Oh boy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kianwi!

      Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. We put our tree up already because our son was home from college and won't be back until close til Christmas and we wanted him to be part of the tradition. Then, since that was done, we ended up putting the rest of decorations up. It's the soonest we've ever had the house done!

      Delete
  23. What's this? A post I missed? I never miss your posts!

    Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's called having a life, Dan! And, being busy with all your other blogging stuff!

      Delete

Your respectful comments are greatly appreciated