A Time to Be Grateful

As noted in yesterday’s post, in the United States, we celebrate a holiday called Thanksgiving. This holiday always falls on the fourth Thursday in November. It’s a time to eat (usually a lot!) and give thanks for the good things we have.

I’m not going to mince words. For progressives, this has been a very difficult year, and because of this, it hasn’t been easy to count blessings. The worries, ranging from nuclear war to dismantling the Affordable Health Care Act, are not trivial.

Nevertheless, there are blessings to be counted. So far, this country is at peace. So far, the Affordable Health Care stands. So far, there is a free press that hasn’t bent to those in power.

On a more personal level, I have a snug house, a loving family, and a terrific library that allows me to go far while staying home.

I also have a wonderful circle of friends. Today, I want to give special thanks to my blogging friends who have enriched my life is so many ways. Through pictures and words, I travel near and far, I learn new things, and I am immeasurably enriched by the creativity—in all its various aspects— of my blogging friends.

So many, many thanks to all my blogging friends. You not only enrich my life, but you also remind me that there is still much that is good in this world.


46 thoughts on “A Time to Be Grateful”

  1. Thank you too Laurie for your inspiring posts written with so much heart, your wonderful photographs which give us a glimpse of your beautiful corner of the world and your visits and lovely comments which are so much appreciated! πŸ’œ We send you a virtual hug across the miles and wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

  2. I am so glad I found your blog as I wouldn’t be without your wisdom, humour and kindness! Your photographs are wonderful – just look at that pumpkin! – and are those hydrangea flowers next to it?
    Have a very happy and relaxed Thanksgiving!

  3. I do count your beautiful photos and thoughtful words as a positive inspiration and blessing in my life! A very lovely thanksgiving is wished for you and your family… love from Betsy in San Bernardino.❀

    1. Thanks so much, Sheryl. I really enjoy your blog with its book reviews (Yay!) and the beautiful outdoor shots.

  4. I too have been feeling rather blue because of all sorts of things in the world and have really benefited from looking for things to be thankful for. Hope you enjoy your thanksgiving day… and especially your unconventional food!

    1. Lots to be blue about, but onward we go. Looking forward to Thanksgiving and its unconventional food. Also, eldest daughter is coming home, always a treat.

  5. It’s been a rough ol’ year, hasn’t it, Laurie?? And, yet, you’re right–we have a lot to still be thankful for and to look forward to (me? I’m looking forward to more from Robert Mueller!) Here’s to eternal optimism and gratitude–have a wonderful holiday!

    1. You bet it’s been rough. Every week has brought some new horror. Hear, hear about Robert Mueller! Still, here we are. Onward, ho. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, too.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving. As I write this Judy is making the gravy. (I have helped – I set the table and have done several rounds of dishwashing.) With all the troubles out there, it is good to take stock of our many blessings. Nice post.

  7. I like this post, Laurie. I know it’s been a tough year for many Americans, and I hope the better angels of America will prevail. Meantime, I am thankful that you are in my blogging community. Yay!

  8. There are so many things to be thankful for! πŸ™‚

    Yes, it has been a tough year, and isn’t over yet. I am with you all on hoping the better angels of America prevail.

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