I had not planned on writing a Thanksgiving post. On further reflection, this year of all years I have so much for which to be thankful that it wouldn’t be fitting to let this time of gratitude pass without mention!
I give thanks to the good Lord above that He saw fit to keep me around so that I could give thanks this Thanksgiving!
I give thanks for all the medical personnel who, through His guidance and their extraordinary talents, have provided diagnosis, treatment and caring during this Journey of mine.
I give thanks for the love of my family, each and every one of you, who have stayed with me all along the way and who have had to deal with my ups and downs.
I give thanks for the love of many, many friends, some long-time, some new, who have sustained me with their constant thoughtfulness and caring and who also have had to deal with this unpredictable roller coaster ride of mine.
I give thanks for the path created for me that led me to pursue my lifelong love of writing … and even for the moment of temporary insanity that led me to be a NaNoWriMo participant this year 🙂 (13,458 words to go!) I must include also my thanks for you, my readers, who take the time to visit and leave your little messages of encouragement.
I hope that you will pause on Thanksgiving day to give thanks for your blessings, too. Please accept my heartfelt wishes for a wonderful holiday and let me share with you a little poem and a pic forwarded by my cousin Debbie:
May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes ‘ n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.