17 Things to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving.



Thanksgiving is a time to be with friends and family and celebrate together.  It can be easy to get caught up in the rubble of making sure the turkey is cooked just right, setting the table perfectly and decorating the house that you may need to remind yourself to slow down and remember to be thankful.  Be thankful for family and friends near and far, the ones that made it out and the ones that weren’t able to make it, be thankful for the roof over your head and the food in your stomach.

This Thanksgiving I hope you realize how blessed you truly are.

Family.  Family is always there for you, don’t take them for granted.

Friends.  Friends are a blessing and treat.

Food in your stomach.  Not everyone this Thanksgiving will so blessed as to get a big meal.

The roof over your head.  Heat is something I was especially thankful for this year as the cold winds blustered on outside.

Thanksgiving dinner.  A time to relax and visit with relatives around a table of delicious food.

Friendsgiving.  Two Thanksgiving dinners?  Yes, please.

Babies.  At our Thanksgiving dinners, there are always lots of babies crawling and running around, that is something I am especially thankful for as I have crazy baby fever.

The aroma of your Thanksgiving meal filling your house with that wonderful smell.

Candles.  I don’t know about you, but I just love candles.

Pumpkin everything

Sweatpants for after the big meal.

Cozy socks for when those cold winds are blowing outside.

Homemade crafts.  Do you know what’s even better than homemade crafts?  Making homemade crafts with friends and family.

Bonfires.  Getting cozy outside near a bonfire and roasting marshmallows…what a great way to spend an evening.

Your local farmers market.  I love walking around our local farmers market, there are so many unique things there.

Health.  Are you strong and healthy this Thanksgiving year?  That’s something to be thankful for.

And last, but most importantly the Creator of our lives.  Don’t forget to say a prayer of thanks to the One who gave and continues to give you life.


What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?  There are so many things that it would not be possible to list them all, but above is a list of just a few things to be especially thankful for.  So go spend time with your family and friends, listen to conversation, put the phone down and spend time face to face and give them your undivided attention.

Happy Thanksgiving!