thankfulOn the day after Canadian Thanksgiving , I am holding on to the reminder of how very blessed I am. I live in a country where I have the freedom to express my political, spiritual, and personal beliefs and in a time where I can publish them in blogs, comments and letters. I am thankful for the material blessings that I have – the home, clothing, provisions and toys that are lavished upon me. My family is close by,but not too close. I see my kids and grandkids (11) regularly and they bring great joy to my life. My beloved(of 38 years)lifts me up, makes me smile, and keeps me a bit grounded and I so appreciate that we are more in love today than when we married. I have good health, good friends, access to beautiful scenery and opportunities, and work that fulfills me. I ran the Alzheimer 5k in 28 minutes – It has been 45 years since I went below 30.

My church provides a place of both peace and challenge. The leaders, who I don’t always agree with, face struggle openly and seek God’s assistance and grace in times of trouble. I am truly blessed and have much to be thankful for.

I am trying to hold onto the thankfulness that I was reminded of on the holiday and will likely need a constant reminder to look for the blessings.

What are you thankful for today?

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