Thursday, November 27, 2008


What a great day to enjoy the LOVE of family and friends, eat DeLiCiOuS food, and have a day of fun!
This is also THE day to remember what you are THANKFUL for. So Here are a few
highlights (in no particular order) of what I am so VERY THANKFUL for:

1- For all of you - TRULY your comments, support, fun emails, questions (guess you get
the idea)..have made me feel like a million have helped me more
then any of you could realize fighting this depression and staying positive about my
illness, and all the ugliness that constant pain brings!
PLEASE know that you all are always in my prayers - I am always wondering what you,
my peeps, are up bring a true smile to this crazy woman's heart and life!

2- For my family - my kids - who make my heart complete and my hunnie who
makes my soul complete...they are my sounding board...and my comic relief.
Just hearing "I LOVE YOU" has the greatest medicinal value that money just cannot buy.
I LOVE you all more then mere words could ever express!

3- For the roof over our heads and the food on our table every day....PRAISE GOD...
I sometimes listen to the news - and just cry (yes - truly cry) because so many people
have lost their jobs and/or homes, some now homeless and cannot even afford to feed themselves, their kids etc.
For such a rich nation - it is devastating to see and hear.
We live from check to check - but THANK GOD we have those checks - and yes
we have to now watch every little penny - but at least I have those pennies...and
I can afford the electric and phone and my house and gas for the car....
I have never seen such instant devastation then the condition of our nation and its people
who are suffering! Truly Heart Breaking!!

4- For those men and women in the military - fighting to protect us and others...
GOD BLESS THEM....I am in awe of their courage and devotion!

I could go on and on - there is so much more this year that I am more aware of to be
THANKFUL for...but those are the highlights...I pray and hope that your blessings are over
flowing and your worries few!

Here is a bit of inspiration to share for this beautiful holiday - enjoy...

Thanksgiving Action

All across this country as... Thanksgiving Day draws near,
We all make preparations for... this joyous time of year.
We celebrate Thanksgiving... as we think about the reason,
It also is the day that always... starts our Christmas season.

Thanksgiving Day until we reach... our welcomed brand New Year,
It is a time to celebrate... and also shed a tear.
Sharing with the ones we love... our family and our friends,
It seems our hearts have much more love... until the season ends.

Each year finds us different... as we sit down to the meal,
And those that share the meal with us... determine how we feel,
To have your family there with you... enjoying those you love,
But each year can be different... if one has gone above.

We never think a time will come... when we will lose someone,
We think about when they were here... enjoying all the fun.
The holidays are special... as we go from year to year,
And never think about a time... when one just won't be here.

For years the holidays have come... and gone without a change,
The family's gotten bigger... so some chairs were rearranged.
Adding to the family... is a blessing we enjoy,
A brand new baby daughter... or a bouncing baby boy.

A daughter or a son-in-law... we welcome to our midst,
And hopefully become a part... enjoying all of this.
Each new member brings a change... as we enjoy transition,
And beam with joy as they become... a part of our tradition.

But this may be a year of change... you lost someone instead,
There is an emptiness around... this change is what you dread.
For years they were a part of you... enjoying all of this,
But now there is a void around... and it is them you miss.

So as you try to do the same... without them being here,
It's difficult to share the joy... and not bring forth a tear.
But we must also realize... the love we have for them,
And love the family here with us... the way it's always been.

So as you gather for your feast... with those you love the most,
As a guest for dinner... or the tired, but blessed host.
Enjoy the love of family... on this very special day,
And just before you eat the meal... just bow your head and pray.

Thank you for my family... and the friends who've come our way,
Thank you for the love we share... while gathered here today.
Thank you for the loved ones... who were here but have gone on,
Thank you for the years we had... we treasure every one.

Thank you for a heart so full... we want to share with others,
Thank you for the families... that now share with one another.
Thank you for this time of year... when love just seems to grow,
Thank you for this time of year... and why we love it so.

Thank you for this holiday... but let us realize,
Today is all we really have... and it's before our eyes.
So raise your heads and hug the ones... sitting at your table.
Tell them how you love them so... today... while you're still able.

[ by James A. Kisner © 2001 ( -- {used with permission} ]

I THANK YOU for stopping by....Have a BEAUTIFUL and BLESSED day!!!
HUG EVERYBODY TODAY and tell them how much you APPRECIATE them!!!


LYN said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sacred Suzie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Ellie! I hope it's a beautiful one for you and your family.

I was thinking that November's dreamboard would be like a Christmas/Winter Solstice wish board of stuff we'd like and then December's would be one of stuff we'd like to give others. What do you think?

Sugar said...

happy Thanksgiving!

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ellie! We do have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy your family and your day! HUGS

Solitary Dancer said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend


Missie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monica said...

I couldn't let this day pass without stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Marilyn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to a very special friend!

D said...

I'm a bit behind but wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving!

Tabby said...

I know I am late reading journals/blogs so happy belated Thanksgiving. You have a lot to be thankful for :)

Betty said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We ate too much but hey it's to be expected, it was thanksgiving! lol!

Caroline said...

I hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving!