Thursday, November 26, 2020

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating today. There is still so much to be thankful for even with a year like we have had.  2020, frankly you can't be over with soon enough!  Still today is a day to spread gratitude for all that we have, for all the love, family and friendship, a roof over my head, clean clothes and food to eat.  My children are healthy, I am lucky to be able to work, move, think and speak.  I am lucky to be able to clean my house top to bottom today and get ready to decorate for Christmas tomorrow.  I have a beautiful little boy, who is a pistol but fills my heart up everyday.  He is a work in progress, but aren't we all?  I am blessed my older sons have been moving on into adulthood, just as they should be.  I am blessed for beautiful friendships, and that includes all of you!  

For those of you who have suffered so much loss this year my thoughts and prayers are with you.  I am keeping you close to my heart. 

If you would like to learn the true origin of Thanksgiving please read this wonderful piece by Heather Cox Richardson, which hopefully you can find here. I read her email every morning.  She is a historian teaching out of Boston College and she is just amazing in her knowledge and views.

Stay safe and enjoy your day!

20 comments:

Between Me and You said...

Very Happy Thanksgiving Day to You and Yours, Mer. You're all special peoplexxx

Olga Poltava said...

Hi Meredith, Happy Thanksgiving! It's been a rough year, but gratitude is what keeps me going too! I'm sitting at my desk, looking out the window, and I see beautiful yellow leaves falling of the trees, and I'm so grateful for it!
Hugs from California!

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to the little pilgrim, and all your family!

Crafty in the Med said...

wishing you a happy thanksgiving from across the pond...enjoy!! Amanda x

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Mrs. Micawber said...

We listened to Mr. Biden's address and enjoyed it very much. So refreshing.

I enjoyed the linked article too - thanks for that. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Kim in Oregon said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Araignee said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Even in this time of great sorrow there is still so much to be grateful for. Stay safe.

Teresa Kasner said...

I love your little pilgrim! Thank you for the hopeful message, my friend. I agree that we need to concentrate on counting our blessings during this difficult and stressful time. One big joy is our president elect and his VP and all the smart and qualified people that will work with him to save our country.

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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

A belated thanksgiving day to you and yours. We had a good day with a couple sweet people. I cooked a chuck steak in the instantpot and there was yummy cranberries and olives, rolls and homemade apple pie with whipped topping beater whipped....so delicious. We are doing good so far and am looking forward to getting a job, starting in Jan 2021, look then, as I need to keep my knee healing. Better than months ago! Thanks for your kindness! God bless!

Betsy said...

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving dear Meredith. I am so grateful for your friendship and I would love to give that little pilgrim a big hug. Will you do it for me. We do indeed have much to be grateful for, even in 2020.
Blessings,
Betsy

CJ said...

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Meredith, your post is lovely as always, thoughtful, kind and encouraging. CJ xx

Nance said...

That is one cute Pilgrim. Far too joyful for the stuffy original Pilgrims!

As difficult as this year has been, we are thankful for our many Good Things. We are still healthy and staying safe, and looking forward to better times.

Caffeine Girl said...

We are the lucky ones, those of us with houses and jobs and family! I certainly am grateful for those things!

tammy j said...

your posts are always so uplifting Mere. just as your grateful and generous spirit.
they come a day late to my mailbox but I wouldn't miss that adorable picture of Little Buddy.
have a wonderful time decorating in your clean and beautiful house! love XO

Dee said...

What an adorable little Pilgrim. I can't believe how fast he is growing up.

Jo said...

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you had a wonderful day. Yes, it's been a tough year for everyone but you're right, there's still much to be thankful for.

kathy b said...

well THANKYOU . Heather cox richardson it is then. Im thankful for you. Thanks for sharing LIL B with us.
Find some quiet time for to ok? Does Il B still snuggle you on the couch?

Anita said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. This year has been a particularly tough year and many have lost loved ones. We can all strive for a better year in 2021 and there is much to be thankful for. xx

Delighted Hands said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I'm glad you were home with lots to be thankful for! Take care.
(BTW, Heather had an interesting article but she missed the mark by 100 years! Pres.George Washington upheld Thanksgiving in a proclamation -you can read it here. https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-first-president/thanksgiving/ !