This morning, as I find myself in the kitchen cooking and preparing for our family to join us later in the day (and Mr.P is drinking his coffee while THE parade plays in the background) I turn my mind to the things that I'm most thankful for this year.
Lets face it, life is never smooth sailing for anyone. Sad, but true. However if we focus on the negatives in our lives instead of the positives we are not going to have very happy lives. I have a dear friend that says, 'Just about the time you find yourself 'happy' - 'happy' up and moves!' Isn't this the stinking truth?!
Sometimes we need to make our own 'happy'. Negatives can become positives - it's all in how you look at life. My back hurts from cleaning the house, but hey, I'm thankful I have a home. Mr.P can sometimes really work my last nerve, but I'm thankful I have a husband that loves me.
For me, today is a day for family, togetherness, and expressing gratitude for the abundant blessings in my life. We've had a wonderful year jam packed full of blessings, with much to be thankful for. Our daughter married, bringing us a new son to love, a delightful baby boy was born, secure jobs, a warm and cozy home, two very determined and assured children with loving supportive spouses, adventurous travel, loving family, incredible friends, an easy-going cat and a blessedly quiet and peaceful empty nest for two!
So dear friends, I pray you all have a Happy Thanksgiving - one of the best ever. I pray your beautiful day is filled with love and laughter, family and friends.... a positive attitude and maybe even a little football! Tight hugs to you all from Texas!
The Domestic Curator