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Monday, October 10, 2016

Gratitude



This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving.  We had our big family dinner today. It was wonderful, because for the first time in a long time both kids could come. Ed's sister and mother came as well as a friend. I did a lot prep yesterday (dessert and rolls were baked) so today was pretty easy. I Not only did we have the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce but Ed's mother brought her traditional Lebanese food include Tabouleh, kibbeh, hummus and her home made pita bread.  loved the flow of chatter and laughter floating through the house as we ate. And ate.

I set the table with my mother's silver so that she was part of the meal as well. I realized that gratitude is a choice. I could be sad and upset that my mother is not here or I could be grateful that I had a mother who loved me. I continue to miss Steele and I'm grateful that I have Carmen. Irish has many health problems but he's still here and happy. I have two happy children and Ed and I still love each other. I am grateful for my friends and that I live in this beautiful country.

And yes, I have had some wine but not that much. I choose to live my life dealing with the negative and looking for the positive.



What are you grateful for?







7 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like a good list of things to be grateful for.

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  2. We were in Canada on your last year's Thanksgiving! Great memories! I'm thankful for my good health that allows me to be with my horses! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for too many things to list.

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  4. I try to focus on all the good I have in my life and try and be grateful for it everyday. I am grateful for so much, including have my sweet Gen in my life. I know some people would not want a retired horse, but I couldn't imagine my life without him in it. He makes me smile every day even though I can't ride him. It is great that you got to spend some time with family and just enjoy your life!

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