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Happy Thanksgiving!

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”- William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it reminds me of how blessed I am in my life. When I switch on my “focus on the good stuffs” mode, I realize how there are so many things that I should be grateful for.

Here are some of the things that I’m really thankful for:
  • Relationships. It gives me opportunity to love, to care, to be kind, and to think of others aside from my self. My relationship with others is what makes me human. It gives me infinite joy to share love and goodness with other people- be it my family, friends, co-workers, or acquaintances.
  • Time. I’m grateful for the time I have to spend with my favorite people in the world. I’m grateful for the time I could use to do the things that I love to do like write on my blog or play my guitar. I’m thankful for the time that I could spend for myself- the time to meditate, to read, or the time to just be alone and do nothing.
  • Trials. I’m thankful for the problems, the trying times, and even for the failures that I encounter in life. Because of trials, we get to know our strengths, and we get to test our patience and perseverance.  I know they give pain, headaches and heartaches, but it’s what makes us stronger, wiser, and better people.
  • Myself. I thank myself for making me realize that I could be happy by being me. When I listen to myself, it tells me my heart’s desires. It tells me what I need to do to improve my well-being in all the different aspects of my life. And it also tells me when I need to take a break or to stop!
  • The simple things that gives me much pleasure. Music. Flowers. Coffee. The clouds and the stars in the sky. The smell of the trees. The sound of the birds. A walk. Good conversations. Laugh for my mistakes. And for a delicious meal!
How about you?
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Here’s my take-away quote for Thanksgiving- something that we can ponder on.
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~ W. T. Purkiser”
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17 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

      1. Wow! 3 weeks! That long??? Bet you can paint on your left hand now huh? Lol…Was it that really bad?
        By the way, I’ll be posting my first ever meet & greet post later…I hope you’ll drop by…

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      2. I’ll have to write my next post about it, haven’t done that yet, but yes I did have surgery for it! Feel free to follow me on Instagram if you have one, I post there much more frequently and I’ll follow you back of course, just another way to keep in touch! ^.^

        And I’ll be sure to stop in 😄

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      3. This is really embarrassing but I’m not really using Instagram…Guess I should start using it now, huh? Lol!
        Hey, what’s going on?…odd but this is the third I’m seeing a notification that you’re following my blog.
        Btw, can’t wait for that post. I’ve visited your blog but didn’t see you writing a new post…

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      4. I didn’t start Instagram till this Spring, was really late to the boat as well haha

        Messaged you on gchat, bunch of misclick from my now clumsy hand 😛

        And I’ll definitely write tomorrow, I’ve been away for too long -_-

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    1. Yes, that is one great thing to be thankful for everybody. Sadly, not many people realize that waking up everyday is such a blessing already. Thank you for sharing Willena. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🙂

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  1. Late Happy Thansgiving Nina 🙂

    It is so important to be able to sit back every now and then and realize all the good in our lives! It is easy to expect more and more from tomorrow, but if we don’t embrace what we have “now”, it is just an empty race into the future…

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    1. You always have a good way with words. 🙂 “if we don’t embrace what we have “now”, it is just an empty race into the future…”- I definitely agree with you on this!

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