Monday, October 12, 2009

Counting Blessings

Mountain Ash laden with berries outside my front window

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. It was a chilly but brilliantly sunny day - a day ripe for counting blessings.

I am grateful for so many things - the love of friends, the fact that I have a roof over my head and food on the table. That I can still weave as much as I want to (in spite of not much wanting to lately!) :^)

But mostly I am still grateful that Doug and I had our medical conditions caught before things turned truly dire. Even in spite of the adverse drug reactions I've been battling. I'm still so very grateful that I will have a chance to weave up more of my stash and yes, buy even more yarn to play with.

So Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Even if it's a bit early for my American friends. :)


Sandra Rude said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Early or not, it's never the wrong time to count our blessings.

Sharon Schulze said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the Canadians.

I've seen that tree! In real life!

It was chilly here today, too, but chilly here is about how the weather was when I was there this summer. Including the rain.

Laura said...

Hi Sandra,

I try to be grateful every day, but especially on Thanksgiving. :)

Hi Sharon,

It was one reason I took the picture - thought you'd like to see the berries. :)


Delighted Hands said...

This American says thanks for the reminder to be thankful!

Dorothy said...

I think we could do with a "thanksgiving" in the UK, what a positive thing to stop and celebrate like this.

I'm sure lots of people around the world are also thankful that you have things to be celebrate, and meanwhile sharing so much with other weavers. Happy thanksgiving, and thank you for battling on, and for being a great inspiration and teacher.

Laura said...

Thanks Dorothy - I agree that we tend to forget to be grateful for what we have and a special day for it helps to remind us of the good things in our lives. :)