Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanks Giving

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!


Toni said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a good day...Toni

kate said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kris! You have many wonderful things to be thankful for ... you deserve each and every one of them!

Thank you for your comments - it was most cheering to read them!

Regina said...

I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgivig.
Hugs Regina

Rosehaven Cottage said...

What sweet and insightful sentiments. I really appreciate what you said about thick and thin skin. I am going to remember that. Happy Thankgiving to everyone there! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

That was beautiful, Kris. I enjoyed it.

The Texas Connection said...

AMEN!!!!!!! A very nice, thoughtful, message....covered the IMPORTANT things.

Love you,

the second-time-arounders said...

Loved your Thanks giving! We want to add that we are so thankful for you and Mark and the boys - one of the bright spots in our lives! Love from both of us.

Trailhead said...

This was a lovely read. Thanks for sharing it.

Catherine said...

Love the photo~beautiful! And a wonderful post with a wonderful message!
Blogland is amazing isn't it..?!

Susie said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving Post Kris. I also skipped ahead and read about the ice on the lake. The photos are beautiful and I can imagine the lovely tinkling sound.