Today I am Thankful

Thank you to my newest follower, Ginny Hartzler! You make my day ;-)

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Today I am thankful for:

* a mom who though ill is still with us
* a brother who tries to help though he has a lot to learn
* friends and relatives who care
* the Canadian medical system
* books to read
* a God who loves
* a home
* food
* interests outside the home
* faith
* hope
* love
* a shower
* music
* internet
* green grass
* clean laundry
* sunshine and the rain
* natural beauty all around me
* rest

There are so many things to be grateful for and this list is just but a few of them.   My list is not in order of importance, just listed as they came to me. I am celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving today with the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, a stock reduction instead of the usual gravy and pumpkin pie.

This bird is approximately 10 pounds.

Here it looks like a monster bird as pointed out by Lonicera.
I haven't stopped often enough to give thanks but today I did just that during this Thanksgiving Day in Canada. I pray you also have much to be thankful for both this day and every day.

19 comments:

  1. Is that a trick of your camera or is that the most monstrous turkey I've ever seen??? Looks like you had a lovely celebration!
    Caroline

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  2. Ha, ha. It's no trick, Caroline. It is just a close up of the bird. It's only 10 pounds.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! But what's going on with the date and time. I'm in California, and unless I'm having a very senior moment, the time here is 5:34 p.m. on October 10??

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  4. Canyon Girl, I'm sorry you were confused by the time on my posts. I'm set to Kenyan time as it helps me to think of and remain in sync with my friends there. Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes. I know you don't celebrate your Thanksgiving Day until next month.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by. The first item on your list is the same as mine. I wish your mother a speedy recovery. - Margy

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  6. Thank you Margy. I wish the same for your mom :-) Hugs xx

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  7. Beautiful verse, one of my favourites!

    Such a great list of things to be thankful for! And I agree that turkey looks huge and um very yummy! Now I'm jealous ;0)

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  8. Thank you NFT for your visit and your kind words. The turkey was yummy and there lots left for frugal lunches/meals for the week. Hope you had a glorious Thanksgiving in Canada. xx

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  9. looks like a beautiful list to be thankful for.

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog, yours is a joy to scroll through and look at, and I have signed to follow you. Everything you post is either beautiful or mouth watering! I also love your header, I love the way you made the beautiful flower stand out even more by using a balck and white background, you have an artistic eye.

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  11. Ginny you have paid me the highest compliments. I thank you so much. It is people like you who make the blogging experience fun and inspire we bloggers to continue.

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  12. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Penny! I love your thankful list :) The turkey looks delicious too :)Martine

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  13. Thank you for dropping by Martine, and thank you too for the Thanksgiving wishes :-)

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  14. Ginny is such a sweetheart- glad she's on your list!
    That looks like a monster Turkey!! Woe..how yummy- you are ahead too. Hope it was wonderful and even more special with all the gratitude-

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  15. Yes Regina, the bird was delish ;-) I don't keep a gratitude journal but it is probably a good idea. I just can't consistently write something down every day whether it be gratitude or general journalling or what. I just try to take a few moments each day to be thankful for blessings. Hugs xx

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  16. Yes a glorious golden turkey.... and a very contented list to read.
    Thinking of your Mom.
    with love and blessings,
    Jan

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  17. Ginny is such a sweetheart- glad she's on your list!
    That looks like a monster Turkey!! Woe..how yummy- you are ahead too. Hope it was wonderful and even more special with all the gratitude-

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  18. Ginny you have paid me the highest compliments. I thank you so much. It is people like you who make the blogging experience fun and inspire we bloggers to continue.

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