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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Is For Appreciation

This week on Thursday, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, and is also the start of Alphabe-Thursday round six.

I started to write something RAW, but remember that I should be grateful for what life truly is. The high and low, the good and bad, the lucky moments and the unfortunate events! All of these come with the reality of life.

Some have the inner strength to move mountain, and some collapse under pressure or stress. Some have financial stability; others have next to nothing. It all depends on how one handles the situation to find happiness.

I am not a fan of Holidays, especially now that I am getting older and weaker in my physical ability. My three children won't be with me as they must go to their other side of the family. I am used to it with a bit of emotional turmoil inside, but get on with what has to be done.

There are many other things in life to keep my focus on, such as the beauty of nature, the sheer fact that I'm not freezing, food to eat, water to drink, car to drive,  internet to blog, hands to type and eyes to see.

For these, I am grateful and appreciate!


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  1. Nature is something that brings me a lot of pleasure too. My daughter isn't coming for Thanksgiving either but I understand because flying during holidays is such a pain.

  2. I'm not a big holiday person either. I will spend the day with family, and it's usually a good time, but I somehow always feel like I should be doing something more productive than eating. Hope you enjoy the day no matter how you spend it.

  3. I have everyone coming and have been cooking for days now...

    I'm ready for them to go to the other sides of their families!


    Happy Thanksgiving, Mumsy. Looking forward to seeing what you have for us this time around...



  4. I agree, Holidays are a bit 'iffy' after the kids are grown and gone. Although we are going to our daughters and sil's tomorrow, that is unusual lately. We will be away from family at Christmas (as we usually are). It is hard, but we have to be grateful as you say for what we have (and for the memories). I appreciate your ability to share your feelings, good and bad.

  5. Isn't it something how as we get older, we come to realize what is really important and appreciate the simplest things - probably because those things are the truest, the most worthy. This is a wonderful start to your Alphabe-Thursday! Have a happy Thanksgiving day.

  6. I can appreciate this; here in UK we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in the the same way; although I hope that we will join you in some form directly or indirectly. However like you and our coming Christmas I too will be alone as our daughter lives in Rio! So I I celebrate with you the the WWW and its communication linksxxx

  7. I appreciate the fact that you don't let circumstances get you down but choose to dwell on the things that are positive or good. Thankfulness helps give me an attitude adjustment!

  8. I'm not as much a fan of the holidays without my kids around either!

  9. So true about highs and lows. Have a great Thanksgiving and take one day at a time.

  10. I am glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving, Musmsy. We didn't do anything with the kids either as they all (except the one in London, U.K.) went to their mom's for Thanksgiving. Christmas time is for us.

    We are thankful for about the things that you are. Mostly that we were born into a life where there was opportunity, etc. Guess that would be the U.S.A.

  11. Your post is quite thoughtful. I am grateful I had the phamily with us this week. Nick flew home from Kansas and college. Three still live here and one lives two doors away! But our oldest daughter Noelle did lots of the cooking so it did help us a lot. It gets harder as we get older to handle it all. I am grateful to have what we do. I know so many are not at all fortunate and it makes me very sad. I would like to be in a situation to help many people. Our world is sad. My late mother would say Pray and then pray harder. I always do.
    Thank you for sharing your thought here and have a good week.

  12. I will never forget the journey you let us share with you a few rounds back!

    Your story moved me then...and moves me still.

    I agree we must always look for positives...but sometimes the negatives are a positive for others.


    Did that make sense?

    Thanks for sharing your heart here.

    You are an amazing person.


  13. perfect.
    Yes, there's always much to be thankful for even when life hands us disappointments or disasters.


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