On this Thanksgiving morning, I want to take just a few minutes and list some of the things I am thankful for.
I am so thankful for my family. Mark is my best friend, father of my children, and love of my life. We share so many interests and have so much fun together that I think the coming years will only get better and better. We have two wonderful sons and a wonderful daughter-in-law who are all generous with their time and love. I love each of them and consider them all good friends.
I'm thankful for the two poodles who live with us. They provide hours of companionship and fun.
We are so thankful to have my parents and Mark's dad in our lives. Mark's mom passed some years ago, and we'll remember her today as every day. We're happy that his dad has someone very special in his life now, and that she's a part of our family too. We're thankful that they all enjoy good health. They all have so many friends and interests - they're much busier than we are!!
I'm thankful for brothers and sisters and in-laws who are all good friends. And I have the best nieces and nephews you can imagine. They all enrich our lives immeasurably.
Friends and neighbors - you have provided support and love and fun - and we are thankful to have you in our lives.
My blogger friends - I am totally addicted to each and every one of you. What a fun place Blogland is!! Thank you all so much.
I'm thankful that we live here - our beautiful lake, my gardens, and the beauty all around us are truly gifts.
I'm also thankful that I have common sense and tolerance towards others. That I have thin skin sometimes so I can have empathy for others - and thick skin so I can accept that others think and do differently than I would and it's okay. I'm thankful that I have a sense of humor - and especially that I can laugh at myself. And I'm thankful that I have enough love to share with others.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!