I have written before about being most grateful for that wonderful surgeon who put my wounded spine back together, giving me new energy and new life.
I'm always grateful for my large, boisterous, never-a-dull-moment extended family.
I'm grateful that friends and family often come to me for advice or help when they need it.
I'm grateful for whatever artistic talent I have.
I'm grateful that I have an insatiable curiosity to know. As much as I can. Everything.
And I'm grateful for all of you that I have "met" online (and sometimes in person) through this blog and through my online shops.
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?
Here's some thoughts and images for contemplation.
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. ~e.e. cummings
This day and your life ... are God's gift to you, so give thanks and be joyful always! - Anon
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale
Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
-Sarah Ban Breathnach