Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish y'all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday before I leave town. My husband and I are heading over to Bayou Country to celebrate the festivities. We will be staying in our friend's little cozy cottage. I always look forward to visiting our Cajun friends and enjoying all that wonderful Cajun/Creole cuisine. This year I found a new recipe for pumpkin pie. I'm going to attempt to make it on Thanksgiving. I'm a bit nervous to try a new recipe on the big day so please wish me luck. If it's good I'll be sure to share with y'all.

5 Things I'm Thankful for during this Thanksgiving Holiday

1.) My husband- I have an amazing husband and I feel very blessed to have a good marriage.

2.) My health- I need to drop a few pounds but I've been hitting the gym. Other than that I'm in good health. I know a lot of people who have health problems so I count this as a big blessing.

3.) My freedom- As annoyed as I get with our nation's politics I'm still proud to be an American and very grateful for my freedom. Many women in parts of this world do not have the freedom that we have here in the United States. I'm thankful to all the men and women in uniform who've made this possible for me.

4.) Peace- Sounds a bit silly but it's true. I've grown in the past two years and become more secure in my own skin, dropped toxic people from my life, tapped into the desires and goals in my heart, and learned to manage the chaos life's challenges brings me. I'm happy where I am, who I've become, and where I'm heading in life.

5.) Faith-I can't imagine not having a relationship with God. My faith grows as I watch my prayers answered daily. He is the reason I can press on during difficult times and the reason the impossible becomes possible giving me hope. Trusting the Lord is a difficult thing to do but it's also exciting and brings me joy in any situation that comes my way. This Thanksgiving I will make it a point to praise and thank Him for all that He does for me and my family.

I would love to hear your "Thankful List" this Holiday Season

We Give Thanks

Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father.

--Harry Jewell

Be safe and eat a piece of pumpkin pie for me :)


Bella Michelle said...

Oh, happy, happy Thanksgiving to you dear blog friend! I hope you have a blessed and Happy time celebrating all that you have to be thankful for!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Big kisses.

GamecockQueen said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Good list and hope you have safe travels.

Tamara Jansen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! My thankful list includes God, family and friends! Nothing can compare :)