Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! {10 things I am Grateful for} Out of Many, many more!!

{Julie FFB has this image available for free download today - yay!}

Hi there and Happy Thanksgiving! It's not a holiday we celebrate
 here in Africa but it's one we certainly should! So, like Hump Day,
 I shall adopt it!! I wish I had the day off though! It's business as
 usual here with kiddies at school and guitar lessons coming up, 
and I have ANOTHER layout to work on!

Things are relentless this month as I'm squashing 2 months into one
 so I can get away on a Christmas vacation. That's how we do things
 in these parts - no long Summer vacation - at that time we are in
 the midst of our Winter (not freezing but a bit chilly...) Hubby 
works in the manufacturing industry, which has an annual 
Dec/Jan shut-down so it's the only time we can get away.

If I'm to reflect on what I am thankful for I could go on forever
 so I'll list my top 10 and leave you to enjoy your day ;)

1. My faith in God that keeps me grounded.

2. My husband who is my most ardent fan and supporter.

3. My beautiful 'big' daughter Chelsea who tells me I'm her
 'role-model' - no words are sweeter to a mother!

4. My son Jack who makes me laugh almost ALL day - 
he is honestly hysterical - he should be a comedian!!

5. My son Reilly who is a one-of-a-kind special - like me he is 
creative and makes the most beautiful music remixes ever!

6. My 'little girl' Cami, who is almost as tall as me and just 
brings me an absolutely infinite amount of joy constantly...

7. My house-helper Mercy who takes the time-consuming chores
 of laundry and cleaning off my hands, giving me my creative time.

8. My little home - small but sweet and homely and always getting
personalized with another decor project.

9. My cats, who I love even though I sometimes wonder if they love
 me back - they are the aloof variety generally.

10. The weather here, which is generally hot, but can be made 
bearable with air-conditioning, which is so much nicer to me than
 having to huddle by a heater.

Having a thankful heart is one of the keys to happiness I think
- thanks for the visit ;) 


juscrap said...

Beautiful words Helen! I agree with you. hugs and happy day

Lynette Jacobs said...

I also love the idea of a day to give thanks. Amazing how it is our families that give us the most blessings. I also blogged on thankfulness on my private blog today. said...

What great things to be thankful for!! I'm thankful that I've gotten to know you here in blog land!! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed (adopted) thanksgiving!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loved reading your grateful list!!!! LOVE IT!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Good on's one American custom I wish we had here too....great idea to adopt it!!!!!

Unknown said...

I agree that Thanksgiving should be observed around the world...if not in the way we celebrate with turkey, lots of food, family, etc...then in the way you have taken time to reflect on the blessings in your life and think about what you are thankful for :) Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

Carin McDonough said...

You have lots of wonderful things to be thankful for Helen and I am sure your family is so very thankful for you! I am very jealous of your heat! :D I have already started having the central heating on most of the day!

alexandra s.m. said...

Awww Helen! What a great post!
You are absolutely right having a grateful heart everyday is the key to happiness!


Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful thankful reasons. We should always feel thankful for all we have. I know you do. I'm thankful for your friendship. Be well my friend!!!

topkatnz said...

A fab list indeed:) remembering to be thankful is a great tradition - however this is such a crazy time of year and we have so many family celebrations going on I don't think I would like another one just now?maybe mid-year would be good?lol

Unknown said...

Fantastic post!! We don't celebrate Thanks Giving here, but there is always a time to remember to be thankful for so many things. Blessings to you..and yours.

Marjie Kemper said...

Happy Honorary Thanksgiving :-)


Happy Thanksgiving, Helen! It is the thought that counts :)

Lynnda said...

Enjoy reading your grateful list... Happy thanksgiving...hugs...xoxo