Today, on America’s Thanksgiving holiday, I am grateful for opportunities that come my way. To be sure, they are often disguised as *bonk!* on the head, occasionally causing some consternation. I am also grateful for hot and cold running water, a snug house and a garden where lettuce is growing, reminding me again of the harvest, but in a green way, not a gold-and-amber way. I open my spice cupboard and I am richer than the ancient kings of Egypt, with spices all arrayed in their glorious pungency and flavor. I have clothes in my closet–a variety, to be sure. I am grateful also for comfortable shoes, socks with no holes in them, and enough fabric to last me for quite a few whiles. . . and then some more.
I am grateful for family, for my six brothers and sisters, and for parents who instilled in me a sense of excellence, of purpose, a love of education and reading and doing the right thing. They also gifted me a love of the arts, of the decorative, of the intrinsic qualities of nature’s beauties. I am grateful for my husband–can’t say enough about him–and our four children and their families.
I am grateful to be a writer, a quilter, a maker, and to have found quilty friends in this lovely online community. I am grateful that you reach out to me, too, with glimpses into your lives and how things run for you. I am richer for it.
13 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2015”
Happy Thanksgiving, Elizabeth.
And I thank you for another year of bloggy friendship! Hugs…………………
We truly have so much to be grateful for in our blessed lives. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
What a lovely post! Happy Thanksgiving!
A moving post, Elizabeth. Thank you. And Happy Thanksgiving to you also.
Well said, Elizabeth — my heart bursts with thankfulness, today and every day.
Gratitude, how wonderful. We live in a beautiful land surrounded by love when
we seek it. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your bounty of beauty.
Happy Thanksgiving too Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your life with me too!
Am up in ND for the holiday. Spent Tues and Wed nights with my brother and SIL — told Denise about your spatchcocked turkey Wed evening. So she completely revised her plans at 11 p.m. Wed night and from all reports (I am now further west in ND), the turkey turned out great and she was tickled to learn a new technique.
There is really so much to be grateful for. I am especially grateful for you, my friend.
Love all if the inspiration you give me & others. Live your log & look forward to seeing what you are up to!
I’m sure happy to have met you ; ) This blogging thing is wonderful ; )
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you. Cute picture!