Joyful Wishes For A Season Of Thanksgiving And Gratitude

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus

Sending joyful wishes to you and yours!  This special holiday served as our extended family reunion gathering as a child.  We usually went to the farm where all the traditional comfort food converged from an eight-county area onto one table.  If there were strained family relationships they were set aside for the day.

This breaking of bread among family served us well.  I only remember the laughter, the stories (that got bigger each year), and the fellowship.  It was expressed gratitude that we had family.  I know it was far from perfect, but even in that, I learned gratitude in the face of the imperfect.  I learned that one does not depend on the other.

Choosing Gratitude And Thanksgiving

Joyful WishesThis year, with the pandemic waining we will resume our extended family gathering.   I am grateful.

Choosing to look at what I have rather than what I do not goes much deeper than just a healthy mental attitude.  Gratitude and joy are a force.  It has life, but must be intentionally nurtured.

Here is this year’s list Joyful Wishes list:

  • For the air, I breathe and breath in my lungs.  This is especially dear after a virus pneumonia encounter in August.
  • for a loving husband of almost 44 years who nursed me through the virus and double pneumonia while he too dealt with the beast!
  • access to food and other daily necessities
  • for diligent workers who have braved the working world including those who work in our home
  • hot and cold running water
  • several modes of reliable transportation
  • heat, gas, and electricity
  • a warm, clean bed with a comfy new mattress
  • several cats that entertain, keep us company and cuddle just when we need it
  • a washer, dryer, and clean clothes
  • For the colorful autumn leaves out my window.
  • for the gift of flight and all that means

Now it is your turn!  Let’s see how far this can go.  What one thing are you grateful for today? 

I am a former air traffic controller, pilot, Aircoupe owner, married 42 years to a great guy. We live in a 125+ year old historic Victorian, enjoy cats, vintage anything, precious friends. My passion is Giving Lost Stories A Voice – Giving Found Materials Fresh Form and Purpose!

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