Giving Thanks


 
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is hear again already? I love Thanksgiving. I love the smell of food on the stove and in the oven. I love not having to go to work and spend all day with my husband and daughter.
 
Thanksgiving is busy for us. I have my side of the family that cooks a meal, and then I have my husbands side of the family that cooks. Me and my husband cook a dish or two to share at each place. We always have to work around our schedule to enjoy the company of both sides. It can be stressful and filling! I stuff myself all day! Everyone has such wonderful food and I can not give it up. 
 
I  hope everyone has a place to enjoy time with the people they love, to share stories with, to laugh with and just be thankful for what the Lord has given you and not worry about the things you do not have. I hope every family can find a place around the table instead of scattered throughout the house watching TV.  I hope talks are full of laughter and not talks of politics, work, or of hard times.
Time with family is precious and does not need to be taken for granted. If you do not have a family, I hope you realize that you are the family and there are friends, churches and shelters that are full of people that will be thankful you come around to share time with.

I'm Thankful for..........
 
The stress of deciding where to have dinner first.
Because, this means I have family that wants to be together.
 
The teenager who is not doing the dishes but watching TV,
Because, this means that she is at home and not on the streets.
 
The cleaning and dusting, the lawn that needs mowed, and the things that need fixing.
Because, this means I have a home.
 
The clothes that are too tight.
Because, this means I have enough to eat.
 
All the complaining I hear about the government.
Because, this means we have freedom of speech.
 
The huge heating bill.
Because, this means I am warm.
 
The piles of laundry
Because, this means I have clothes to wear.
 
The dog that annoys me with its barking all the time.
Because, this means I can hear.
 
For the parking space I have to take at the far end of the parking lot.
Because, this means I am capable of walking and have a car.
 
For the alarm that goes off in the morning.
Because this means I have a job or church to go to.
 
For the sunshine.
Because this means God has given me another day.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!
 

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