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...
My son's life. We almost lost him a few months ago & our family would not be the same without our sweet youngest.
Time. Every day I feel so rushed and stressed with all the responsibilities of life. Today I have lots of time and nothing to do. So, I've been able to sit back and watch my amazing 2.5 year old play all morning. :)
Just one, my granddaughter Erin, my daughter Suzie, Hubby Andy, my Mom beating breast cancer 2x, my Dad still being here, I could go on but yeah.....
Thankful that my Mom took the time out of her day to get her yearly mammogram. It wasn't good news but she got the treatment she needed and is healthy now and we can move on and celebrate as a family.
Thankful for my parents and in laws flying my son and I home to Michigan for Christmas! My husband is gone again on deployment for the second holiday season in a row, and our amazing family is gifting us plane tickets!
I'm thankful to be a single mom of the two most compassionate, beautiful, smart children I can imagine. Every day they make me feel certain that although I'm not a perfect parent, I've done more right than wrong to get us where we are today.
I'm thankful I have wonderful, caring husband that loves me now matter how stressed, freaked out, or weird I get. I am one lucky lady!
I am so thankful for my wonderful adult kids, my two cats, and the opportunity to finish my education. Plus I am thankful that tonight I am flying home to spend the day with my extended family of like-siblings, their parents, numerous nieces and nephews, and a whole bunch of great nieces and nephews! I am blessed.
Thankful for cooking Thanksgiving with my (new) grandmother (-in-law) for the first time in my life. Both my grandmothers were taken by cancer before I was born, so I've never had this experience before. Excited!