Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for two very big reasons. First, it hasn’t been commercialized the way so many other holidays have. And second, it really does remind so many of us that gratitude is so important.
Today I’m thankful for a lot of things. My son. His health. His happiness. His demeanor. His tender spirit. His laugh. His trust. His ability to love others.
I’m also so thankful for my family and friends that love me unconditionally and no matter what comes. You all are an incredible gift in my life, and I don’t tell you I’m thankful enough.
I’m also so thankful for all of you who come here everyday.
But the big things are only a small part of the reason I’m thankful this year. As I did last year, I’ve decided to show you some of the things I’m thankful for with photos that I took.
Then, I’ll be taking the Thanksgiving weekend off to be with family and friends, to do some shopping, and to just enjoy a weekend full of love. I wish the same to all of you.
I’ll see you on Sunday for This is Beautiful You.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. What are YOU thankful for this year?
Second jar in from the left of your guys' adventure jars...at the top of the jar. That is a really cool penny! It doesn't even look America or Canadian for that matter... do you know where it's from? I'm curious.
Dearest Beloved Grandson Dan, I'm thankful that you are such an important part of my life! Love Golden Grams
I'm thankful that I am able bodied to work, smart enough to take care of my household and brave enough to do it as a single parent. I'm thankful for all my family and friends who show me love everyday and thankful that life is a mystery, full of adventure and beautiful things. I'm thankful that I wake up everyday and am fortunate enough to know that something good is in store for me and that I am willing to wait for it.
I am thankful for my daughters beautiful aide at school... today she told me after my daughter has her operation she will come to our home to help her keep up with her school work.
I am most thankful for my loving parents who taught me how to be the compassionate and caring mother I am today! <3
I'm thankful for my family, and the roof we have over our heads. I'm thankful for the job that supports us, and the freedoms we have in comparison to other countries who are at war and/or under oppressive rule. I'm thankful to be an American!
I'm grateful for my life after surviving for over a week after suffering an unrecognized heart attack, and for my husband who bullied me into going to an ER. I'm always thankful for him, my best friend/confident/lover/critic/editor...
I'm thankful for the internet for allowing me to be in SO many places at once. Technology is amazing! I am thankful for everyone and everything in my life. That about sums it up, yes? ;)
I am thankful for the fact that I have too many things to be thankful for, to put in one comment! Dan, you're on the list too! Rosemarie xxx
I'm thankful that instead of a pink slip right before the holidays, my employer is giving the employees (myself included) two months of full pay and benefits to look for new work. (I'm thankful for a lot of other things, but that's the thing that's been on my mind most, for obvious reasons.)
I love this post!! Also, I'm happy to see you're a Canon lover as well. :) So many Nikon shooters hate on Canon! Not nice.
My wonderful fiancé, who always takes care of me and is always planning to make our future together better. :)
I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a stay home Mom, to home school my kids and for all of the support and resources available in my community.
I am thankful I have two children healthy enough and happy enough to run around shrieking in laughter over whatever crazy prank or game they've come up with.... and for my wonderful hubby who takes it all in stride.
I am thankful for so many things. A wonderful family, great friends, a warm home, food in the cupboards, clothes on our backs, a stable job, and furry kitties to keep my feet warm.
Today I am grateful for my co-workers whose generosity and spirit of fun competition helped to raise over $1300 so we could sponsor a family of eight, 2 teens in foster care, 20 little girls in foster care, and 4 senior men for Christmas AND get 25 pairs of gloves for the homeless and 25 pairs of socks.
I am grateful for my family and my friends. With them by my side, everything else is easy. I'm also grateful for your blog... which I enjoy immensely.
I am thankful that my crazy family will be together tomorrow, not all of them,but thats okay the worlds not ready for all of us put together