Thursday, November 27, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.

Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on.

So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?

This can be about books, sure–authors you appreciate, books you love, an ode to your public library–but also, how about other things, too? Because in times like these, with bills piling up and disaster seemingly lurking around every corner, it’s more important than ever to stop and take stock of the things we’re grateful for. Family. Friends. Good health (I hope). Coffee and tea. Turkey. Sunshine. Wagging tails. Curling up with a good book.

So, how about it? Spread a little positive thinking and tell the world what there is to be thankful for.


Well....this is a question that always gets asked at the Thanksgiving day table....and I always seem to say the same things every year. But I can't help it. That picture there??? Those are the 3 things I am most thankful for in the world!! I mean, honestly. I don't really think I ever thought about having kids before I got married. Not that I didn't like kids...just didn't think much about them. Then BOOM. I'm the mother of 3. Talk about life-changing events!! But I don't even remember what life was like without them. Nor do I want to. I'm so thankful they are all healthy and happy. They are a blessing and my reason for getting out of bed every day.

Other things that I am thankful for?? Family in general. My family, my husband, my in-laws. I may not always agree with them. Or even like them, for that matter. But I don't know what I would do without them.

I'm thankful I have a job. In today's horrible economy, it's something just to be employed. I may complain about the hours I'm working, but all things considered....it's better than the alternative.

I'm thankful that I have a house to live in. I work with a lady that is sleeping at a Salvation Army shelter because she lost her house to foreclosure...and doesn't have any family in the state. Breaks my heart. But makes me thankful for what I have (even if it is in a perpetual state of upheaval!)

I'm thankful for my friends. I don't see them very often. Working so much has a few serious disadvantages. But I do love them. And I know if I ever needed them, they would be here for me.

I'm thankful for my books. Sounds kind of trite with everything else I just listed. But damn. I need something to keep me sane. And a little quiet time with a good book is that island for me in the middle of the insanity I call life.

And lastly, I'm thankful for all of you!! I have come to realize what a wonderful community this really is, and I'm just thankful you all let me be a part of it!!!

So....Happy Thursday. But most importantly.....Happy Thanksgiving!!

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

tanabata said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie! :)

Smilingsal said...

You have a beautiful bunch of children; no wonderful you are thankful for them each year. Happy Booking Through Thursday, and have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

teabird said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

Bluestocking said...

Happy Thsnksgiving!!!!

Nymeth said...

Aww, they look so cute in that picture. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving, Stephanie :)

Book Calendar said...

Have a peaceful thanksgiving.

Carrie K. said...

Before I knew what BTT was for today, I posted about books I'm thankful I found this year:

http://booksandmovies.today.com/2008/11/27/some-of-the-books-im-thankful-i-found-this-year/

Carrie K. said...

Oops - meant to say, Happy Thanksgiving, too!

Ladytink_534 said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

That was a great list, and similiar to mine! I love your blog! I'll be visiting you often! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! :)

DesLily said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

samantha.1020 said...

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!!

michellekae said...

It is nice and refreshing to be thankful instead of complaining about the econimy and etc. Thanks for the post! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Trish said...

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!