When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day 2010

Today, I know that I have so much to be thankful for.  Sometimes, we can get so caught up in what is "wrong" with our lives, that we forget how many things are really right with them.  I know that Heavenly Father blesses me everyday.  He blesses my family.  He watches over us and guides us.  I know, that no matter how bad things seem, they could be so much worse.  So, for this wonderful thanksgiving day, I am thankful for the many, many blessings which are a part of my life.  I am thankful for my children, both the grown and the not yet grown.  They have truly given me so much joy in my journey.  I am thankful for my husband who loves me unconditionally.  Who never yells at me, or tries to make me feel guilty.  Who lets me be exactly who I am right now, and somehow, that is always enough for him.  I am thankful for the gospel in my life and for the opportunity that I have to serve.  I am thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that He loves me, that He has provided a way for me to live with Him again.  I am thankful for friends who make the road a little less rocky and who light my way.  Today, I am thankful for my trials.  They give me strength and understanding, compassion and tenacity.  I am thankful for the things that I have had the opportunity to learn.  Sometimes, I have had to learn the hard way, but I have not forgotten the lesson. 
I want to share with you two of my favorite quotes for Thanksgiving.  I think that they express the reason why this is such a sacred day, far better than I ever could. 

"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving."
~H.U. Westermayer~

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."  
~W.J. Cameron~

I am linking this to a blog hop on things you are thankful for.  I hope you enjoy reading about other's blessings.  


  1. Wonderful Post! Thank you for musing with us and linking to our blog hop!


  2. Excellent point......thanks for sharing that. I love your blog design, btw. :)

  3. Thanks so much for joining us in the Mortal Muse blog hop! Happy Thanksgiving (a bit belated).

  4. What a beautiful post. I love the quotes.