November 26, 2020

Time for Thanksgiving and Family

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for family, friends, and a heartfelt thanks for all our blessings. It is time to enjoy a special meal, maybe a football game, sleeping late, and remembering how far we have come on life's journey.

If Covid is making a traditional holiday impossible for you, I sincerely hope that your extended family and relatives are safe and in your mind. If all you can manage is a phone or zoom call, be grateful you can still connect. There are over 265,000  Americans this year who can only be accessed in our memories. 


It is a time to give thanks that the year, 2020, is almost over. There is always a feeling of renewal and fresh possibilities at the start of a new year. All of us will really hope that is true in just 5 weeks.

It is a time for me to thank those who have viewed satisfying retirement blog almost four million times since it began in June of 2010.

It is time for me to thank my regular readers.

It is a time to thank all those who leave comments, send me e-mails, or just let me know they are there. Even when we disagree, we are polite and show each other common courtesy..a rare commodity today.

It is time for me to turn off the computer and join the family.

Give thanks!

Bob



11 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving blessings to you, Betty and your family, Bob. That's such a sweet photo of you and Betty - I'll bet that smile of hers is one of the many things for which you've been grateful during your many years of marriage.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! We will be solo this year, but a Zoom with the family is planned. Thankful for your dedication to this blog. I have learned a lot from you and the commenters as well! Jane

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  3. Have a wonderful and safe day...
    Here’s hoping 2021 will be a return to normalcy 🥂

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  4. Love your 'thankful list' and second your hope for 2021. I think we're going to make that happen, once we get past the pandemic. Hope you and Betty have a blessed day today.

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  5. And thanks to you, Bob, for your consistently good and always thoughtful blog posts!

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  6. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Covid has taken away our traditional celebration, but I could get used to this lazy type of holiday!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your celebration but please don't make turning your computer off a habit(!).

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  8. As different this Thanksgiving is for all of us, there is still much to be grateful for. Health and family are on the top of our list. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving even if different from the usual.

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  10. Hope you and Betty had a most enjoyable Thanksgiving. Your post, though short, was spot on and relatable.

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  11. I too hope you both had a good Thanksgiving. And as I love reminding myself, "Thanksgiving is good but Thanks-Living is better! ~Kathy

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