Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Things For Which I'm Thankful

I'm thankful for:

Marrying the most wonderful woman alive. No one loves me more, is more supportive or as proud of me as she is.  I firmly believe that God himself fashioned her just for me.

My children. My wife and I wed believing we'd never have children. God gave us two. I love them with every fiber of my being.

My grandchildren. Bundles of energy, life and laughter, these three boys are. Nothing is sweeter in my ears than hearing them yell for Paw Paw!

Living in the greatest country on the planet.  I love my country, warts and all.  I served it as a member of the armed forces.  I vote in every election.  I take my freedom seriously.

My job. Despite the frequently excessive hours and often taxing demands, it pays our bills and I enjoy the work.

My health.  Two bouts with disability and a series of surgeries is enough to remind me that my health could always be worse. I'm mobile, productive and thankful to be so.

And I'm thankful to have met so many wonderful writers and bloggers.  I've found kindred spirits, die-hard supporters, voices of reason and wisdom, and folks who inspire just by being their awesome selves.


For these and so many more things, I'm thankful, not just today, but every day.

To every last one of you, I wish a most Happy Thanksgiving!

26 comments:

  1. Amen, Jeff! Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  2. Great list Jeff. Thanksgiving blessings to you.

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  3. Thank you, you wrote my post for me this morning.

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    1. You're welcome, Richard. Glad I could help. :)

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  4. Aw, yay for happy, thankful posts! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

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    1. I'm exhausted and thought I read "yay for hippy" and was trying to figure out how you learned my old nickname. LOL Have a great Thanksgiving, Shallee.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving and congrats on a happy life.

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    1. Thank you, Sheena. I have much for which to be thankful. Enjoy the holiday!

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  6. Nice to take it down to the important things and see how fortunate we are. Great list, Jeff.

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    1. Thank you, sir! Often, those things most important are frequently forgotten or taken for granted.

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  7. So beautiful. I felt your absolute sincerity. Lots of love to you and your sweet family. :D

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    1. Thank you, Morgan. I hope you and yours have a splendid Thanksgiving too.

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  8. Very touching post! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Charlie! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  9. Awww! This is awesome. I love how much you love your family. That's awesome to hear from people. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. :D

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    1. Thanks, Leigh! Our Thanksgiving was indeed wonderful! Hope yours was as well.

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  10. Wonderful post! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, full of family and fun.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. Had a great time. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

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  11. So many amazing things to be thankful for! I can especially relate to the health one, ever since being diagnosed with type-1 diabetes a decade ago. Makes me more grateful than I would have been to be alive and well. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! :)

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    1. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hope you did as well. It's great to see you making the rounds again.

      Diabetes is becoming so prevalent nowadays. I have a couple friends with severe type-1. It can be such a hassle for them, but they keep a positive attitude and refuse to let it whip them. Despite it all, we still have so much to be thankful for.

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    2. Thanksgiving was great for me as well. Thanks for asking!

      I'm glad to finally be catching up with blogs and such again, too. It's amazing how much I'll miss after just a week!

      That's good that your friends keep a positive attitude about it! Diabetes can definitely be a challenge sometimes, but it's a livable challenge, so it's always sad to hear about the ones who just give up and let their diabetes overcome them.

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  12. Gratitude is so important for a good attitude. Well done.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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