It is always nice when November rolls around. The spooks,zombies and skeletons have gone home, we pull out our plaid and flannel throws and make our homes cozy and warm. But it is also a time that we have to really concentrate on being grateful for those little and big things, people and blessings that we have in our lives. I say we have to work on it because I think we are not prompted and guided in our thought processes to do so by the media or retail establishments. Gratitude isn't something that we can hand our hard earned cash down on any check-out line with a cashier eager to take it, and so many stores would and could just as soon sweep Thanksgiving under the carpet and ring the bells as loud as they can and run ad after ad for the next big profiting holiday--Christmas. That is why stores are all decorated in red and green, and all the orange, red, rust and tan have been packed away with the leftover Halloween merchandise. It is up to us, those who have grateful hearts, to love and celebrate this day of giving thanks for everyday blessings by giving it and the reason behind it priority in our busy lives. But, we can do it without support from any retail establishment and without commercialism because we can do it right in our homes with our families by quietly sharing our feelings of gratitude together. And we lovingly teach our children and grandchildren by example to cherish who they are, with what we have been blessed. I, for one, want to take the month of November to count my blessings each day and share this gratitude with those I come in contact. To make everyday a day of thanksgiving! Thanks to each of you for coming here today. I am grateful for you too.
I am a mom of three daughters, and three sons-in-law, grandmother to 9 wonderful children. I cherish my friendships with family and girlfriends. I love to have interesting people into my house to share good times, eat and often do crafts with them.