I'm grateful to wake to this beautiful day. I'm grateful to share this holiday with not only my husband and daughter, but my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends. I'm grateful for the new generation of family members that will be celebrating today. And I'm so grateful to get to grow this special day and celebrate with my in-laws as well.
I'm grateful for not just Thanksgiving day but Thanksgiving weekend. I'm grateful for a holiday to encourage gratitude and thanks. I'm grateful for a holiday to bring people together, not for commercialism, but for food and conversation.
I'm grateful for another day with my sweet dog, Austin. I'm grateful for what a good "sister" my dog Pippin is for my daughter and other dog. I'm grateful for the humor and love these fur-babies brign to my life.
I'm grateful for this warm house that my husband and I have built into a home. I'm grateful for the delicious smells that fill it this morning between the goodies for this afternoon and breakfast. I'm grateful for the soft sounds of settling as the rest of my family sleeps in and enjoys this day off.
I'm grateful for the trees rising high outside my window. I'm grateful to watch birds flitter back and forth from the branches and squirrels play along the trunks. I'm grateful for the sun's rise, even behind clouds, that brings light to the world and beckons my rise.
I'm grateful for so many things from the tangible assistants like this computer to the intangible feelings of love that warm my heart and excitement that motivates this day. I could not list everything in one blog that I am grateful for because gratitude has a way of snowballing when there is this much to be grateful. I am grateful to be so very blessed. And I am grateful for each one of you that seeks gratitude in your own life and helps make this world a more beautiful, positive place.
What are you grateful for today? How can you spread the joy of this holiday and share your gratitude with the world?
May today's positive energy lift this world. May we find the beauty and gratitude in everything around us. May the filters be peeled away and everything we take for granted shine for us to be grateful. Have a beautiful, blessed day!