Giving Thanks

I’m counting blessings today — a baker’s dozen for good measure.

1. GOD
2. SuperDad, my dh
3. My 4 sons
4. A secure job for my husband. I do not take this for granted.
5. Friends
6. The undeserved blessing of being born into a country where I have many freedoms.
7. Family that lives beyond our walls:  grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, in-laws and out-laws.
8. Faith Family — blest be the tie that binds.
9. Education — not everywhere in the world has free education for all children, but it’s there for my children, and I am grateful.
10. Beauty in the world around me — may I always take notice of it.
11. Food and Shelter
12. Music — it brings joy to my life.
13. I’m thankful for the new guy who showed up to practice on Sunday morning with his banjo and his fiddle.  There was joy on the faces of the rest of the group when he started playing along with us.
For him, we’re just a fun side gig, a way to enjoy church. He’s already in a real band. I’m headed over to the local concert hall (also known as “The Barn”… have I mentioned I live in the exurbs?) on Saturday evening to hear his band play. I suspect there will be a Musical Monday post about them soon.  🙂



8 responses to “Giving Thanks

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen! I hope that you have a lovely day filled with lots of gooooood food.

  2. You are truly blessed. Loved your list. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Beautiful post, with sentiments which I can recognize and can relate to.
    Wishing you and yours a lovely Thanksgiving and thank you so much for your recent visit and a kind comment,

  4. A beautiful baker’s dozen of thankful thoughts. Wishing you and yours a wonderful day. Have a second helping for me!

  5. What a wonderful list! I hope you and yours all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. All wonderful blessings to count! My list would be much the same (different dh, no sons …) and I would add you!

  7. I love that you recognize #6.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. A great list of gratitude. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!