Wednesday, November 27, 2013


A few of the things I'm thankful for . . . .

Although I lost my mom this season, I'm thankful for a wonderful family
 filled with people who accept me and hug me and love me. 
 While a lot of folks feel alone in this world, 
I have an incredible network of family and friends to laugh and share life with at any time.
I am especially thankful to work side by side with my daughter, and a group of delightful women!

I'm blessed to make a living doing the work I most enjoy.
I do what I love and love what I do.
Add to that, that I am surrounded by friends who are supportive, talented, 
encouraging and appreciative of
 the world of antiques, history and making a home a special place.

My community of faith . . . those around me who love to celebrate our faith.
There is a bond and communion in shared ideals and beliefs.  

My sweet home . . . perfect for my needs and so cozy and warm and pleasant.
I actually think about how grand it is to have been born into a culture and time
 where hot running water and indoor plumbing and central heat are the norm.  
To cozy up in my favorite chair with a good book and a cup of tea,
to turn up my music and sing outloud,
to cook, nap, putter with decorating or do laundry . . .
it's all heartwarming when you think about it.

I realize how special it is that I have the luxury of making choices in my life.
Sometimes they seem insignificant to me, but I know there are millions in this world who
 would look at my life and see a wealth of opportunities and choices to be had.

 I have circles of friends who enrich every aspect of my life. 
 They are every age and stage of life, scattered and near . . . 
We are connected . . . woven together like the warp and weft of a huge, strong tapestry.
They are part of who I have become.

I am needed. 
 It's a basic human desire . . . to be needed and found useful
 and hence, 
to sense that we are valuable to those who know us.

I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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