November 22, 2012
It's a little after 5 a.m., and I've been up for a couple of hours doing a bit of cleaning and reading emails. Last night, I was so tired that I feel asleep early. Hence, the early morning energy. Today is supposed to be another really nice day weather wise.
Pogo and I have decided to fore go the turkey dinner in favor of a lasagna dinner cooked by one of the dwarfs. This works for me. Today I am going to enjoy being lazy. I will spend part of the time wrapping more gifts, reading my "Tablet" books, watching TV and playing on my laptop. I may even squeeze in a bit of laundry.
In all seriousness, today is a day to acknowledge all that we are thankful for. We need to look into ourselves and all around us, and realize just how blessed we really are. And because we are so blessed, it would be really good if each of us could do just one nice thing for someone else.
Pick a neighbor or a total stranger and do something for them. Maybe clean their yard, or offer them a ride to an appointment. Maybe a meal, or help with their household chores. Anything you can do will be so appreciated, and bring a bit of sunshine into their lives.
If you'd rather, another wonderful place in need of help is your local animal shelter. They can use food, blankets, towels, money and volunteers to help clean the animals' living quarters. Of course dispensing a bit of love and hugs to the animals is also appreciated by all these wonderful fur babies.
For me, I don't need a special day to realize all that I am thankful for. I just have to dig into my memories and to take a good long look around me. I have loved and been loved by so many wonderful people. My children have made me so proud, and have given me so many beautiful grandchildren. There are even seven great grandchildren to date. At 73, I could possibly see a few great greats!
In my lifetime, I have achieved almost every dream I ever had. I was able to go back to school and get my masters degree; I was able to buy my own home and have my own successful business; I was able to be a teacher (even if it was in the crafts and after school fields); and so far I have been able to grow older and keep all of my faculties about me.
There have been quite a few hills and mountains to climb over the years, but He always saw me through my problems. From the little girl of two years who did not know who she was, to the woman of today who definitely knows who she is, I am grateful for everything and everyone who has touched my life.
This blog has brought so many wonderful people into my life. And doggies too, I might add. For this, I am ever so thankful. On my darkest days, my wonderful blog friends have surrounded me with hope and caring. They might be virtual hugs, but oh my they feel good.
I have just pulled up my folder of "Pass The Stuffing Please" and made a Thanksgiving layout. I'll give you three guesses whose photo is on it!
I am so thankful to have this adorable little guy in my life. He bubbles over with energy and love, and just thrives on all the hugs and kisses he can get. Ever notice how wonderful it feels to hug an animal and have it love you back? If you haven't, try it. You are missing the joy of a lifetime.
Now I am going to cook up a fabulous breakfast for my Pogo and me. I'm thinking of scrambled eggs, green peppers and bacon. Oh yum! I will also have toast slathered with Audrey's peach preserves. Mmmm, heavenly!
So till tomorrow, I am wishing all of you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. May it be filled with friends and family and much love and happiness. Y'all have a beautiful day.
Hugs, Edna B.