November 21, 2012

A Day To Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is four days of family, food, relaxation, and no gift-giving pressure. I refuse to participate in the insanity of Black Friday. In fact, unless it is to visit family I make it a point to not leave the house. My life is blessed. I know that and I thank God everyday for it. I also know it could be taken away from me, or someone I love, in an instant so I take no precious moments for granted. It is truly a satisfying retirement life.

I wish for you and your family a happy, joyous, and peaceful Thanksgiving weekend. Whatever your circumstances you have something to be thankful for. Dwell on that for awhile.

If you have a special Thanksgiving memory, or someone you want to wish an extra-special weekend, here's your chance!

Please come back for a fresh post on Friday (in between shopping trips!)


  1. Same to you Bob! Enjoy the holiday!

  2. You, too, Bob and Betty! We're with family in Kenai, Alaska. Laughing and eating and laughing some more.

  3. I'm with you avoiding the Black Friday madness, Bob. I prefer to stay home or spend time outdoors if it is nice out.

    Have a great holiday!

  4. Enjoy the day.
    I am very thankful that both my children, their spouses and children are all safe. This time next year we will be a family of 9 instead of 7. Our extended family will go will hit the fifty mark! Pretty good from a plumber and store clerk who barely made it through the depression!
    We live in a wonderful time in history.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Betty! We'll be enjoying a pot luck with our hiking club at Usery Park then a nic e hike then a blissful weekend at home also! Many blessings to you and your family!

  6. Like you we are ignoring the Black Friday madness. We are remaining home and family centered and giving thanks for those who love us and what we have. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great remainder of the year 2012 too.

  7. Wishing you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving Bob!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Betty as well. Deb and I will be out for early dinner at a local restaurant, and a few neighbors will come by later for more eating. Like yourself, I will be avoiding the zoo called Black Thursday/Friday, and will watch the lowlights on TV of the rabid shoppers.

    I hope that and all your readers are safe and happy this Thanksgiving. God Bless.

  9. I think that it is sometimes harder to remember to be thankful for the little things in life, those things that we tend to take for granted, rather than for the big things. It's easy to remember to be thankful for receiving a promotion at work. But, I take for granted that my newspaper will be delivered to my mailbox each morning that my car will start, that my husband will help with the dishes etc. Thanksgiving Day is a good day to start the habit of giving thanks each day for at least one "small" thing in my life. After all, what I consider a small thing would be a huge blessing in many parts of the world. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving Bob! I am thankful for your generosity in sharing your wisdom on this blog. Enjoy!

  11. To everyone,

    Thanks for all your well wishes. I hope your Thanksgiving was warm and loving. For those who are shopping today (Black Friday) I wish you luck in your hunt for real bargains!


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