Once more, Thanksgiving is upon us. I always like to reflect at this time of year to make sure I am being truly grateful. Many times we take for granted what others do not have.
I am grateful I still have my parents. Dad is 85 and mom is 83, and they are still getting around. Mom still exercises to Gilad’s Bodies in Motion. Dad putters around the yard finding things to get into or goes to the basement to paint. He’s very artistic. I have a number of his paintings on my walls.
I am grateful for my children and grandchildren. They give me an untold amount of joy. The time I get to spend with them is more valuable than gold. They may not appreciate the time we spend together as I do, but once they are older, they will remember, and I hope, smile at the memories.
Included in my other blessings, I won’t forget to be grateful for cleaning my house, because I am fortunate to have one. I don’t even mind cleaning the toilet because I have the blessing of indoor plumbing. Don’t take it for granted! When I was a very small child, we didn’t have indoor plumbing. We had an outhouse. Luckily for me I have two older sisters who went to the outhouse with me before going to bed. They took care of any lurking spiders so I didn’t have to worry about them.
Do I have everything I want? Of course not. That’s why they are called wants. I have a family that I love, a running car, a warm home, food to eat, and clothes to wear. At the end of the day my wants can wait as long as my needs are met. I am truly blessed and grateful.
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Today's blog: It is important to reflect on the things we have not just on Thanksgiving, but every day. Sally urges you to remember the blessings of family this year - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!