Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend...one of my favourite of the year. It's a beautiful time of year with crisp days, trees changing, pumpkin lattes - ahh. Love it. AND...it's turkey time. What is better than a turkey dinner, prepared by mom, with all the "trimmings" (I hate that term)?

I'm not totally sure where the thankfulness comes into play. I know in school we learned about Pilgrims and Indians eating a feast together but it's kind of all faded from memory. It has become another long weekend and a time to spend with family. But, a little reflection provides plenty for me to be thankful for.

This year my family had it's biggest crisis to date to deal with. My sister Jo-Anne was diagnosed with colon cancer this spring. Although it was a difficult time for all of us as we dealt with the "c" word, we are thankful that she has come through the surgery and is on the road to recovery. We don't know exactly what lies ahead, but who does? We are just glad that she is here with us and seems to be back to her usual self.

Also this year, I was in my first car accident. When looking back at the situation, there are so many scenarios that could've turned out much worse. It was scary, frustrating, an inconvenience and has had lasting effects but in the big picture, I am thankful for God's protection that night.

I'm also thankful for all the amazing people in my life that love me so much.

It's easy to complain about things but I'm choosing to accentuate the positive
...eliminate the negative.
Oh sorry... got caught up in a song there. Anyway, you get the picture.

So, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? (is it that you can't hear me singing?)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and I am thankful for YOU!

Anonymous said...

the anonymous person would be me ... Laurie ... still trying to figure out this darn blogging thing...