Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm Thankful for You All

Thanksgiving is the appointed time for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days, we can find small blessings, but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our timepaying attention to problems.
We give our energy to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookoutfor the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who bring love and light
to everyone who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
By Joanna Fuchs
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28 comments:

cindy said...

Amen!

Bird Girl said...

Well said, Lynne! And I know this entire Thanksgiving, Christmas season must be difficult for you in light of your recent losses. Hope you had a good day and cherished those little things! I remember those turkeys - great shot!

egretsnest said...

happy Thanksgiving, Lynne!

Eve said...

A very good message Lynne!
Thanks!

Jayne said...

How lovely and how true it is that is what we must strive to do. Hope your Turkey Day was wonderful and that you don't have too many leftovers. :c)

Kyle said...

Great turkey, Lynne! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

possumlady said...

To someone who I think epitomizes Minnesota Nice, hope you had a blessed and restful Thanksgiving!!

Deb said...

I'm thankful for all the wonderful bloggers like you, Lynne. Hope you had a great day!

NCmountainwoman said...

I printed this to remind myself to look for little bits of pleasure.

We readers are so thankful for you, Lynne. Someday I hope our paths will cross in person.

Shellmo said...

Nice thoughts - I love looking for the best in people! Thank you for sharing this!

Corey said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Lynne!

jalynn01 said...

That is soooo true! We can have 10 good things happen in a day but the one bad thing that comes along is the one we focus on. Thanks for reminding us what is important.

Linda in Erie said...

Those are Hasty Brook Turkeys, no? They are beautiful. I'm trying hard to stick close to the positive people and ignore the troublemakers. Not an easy task sometimes as they can be sneaky! During the past year I have cut some people from my blog reading and rss feeds for getting political on an otherwise nice blog. Delete, Poof, they are gone. It was easy. It's wonderful. There are plenty of really good blogs out there to read. I'm thankful for yours.

Tina said...

Great turkey pics! Hope you had a great day and are feeling better!

Red said...

Beautiful poem you found to post for us all Lynne! Thank you and I am thankful for you too :)

Cute turkey pic too!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Q said...

I am thankful for you too!
Happy Thnksgiving to you and yours,
Sherry

Leedra said...

Great photo, great post.

Mary said...

You know I'm thankful for you, too, Linne.

Let's focus on smiles more often. I'll try...

Hope you had a happy day!

Love,
May

NatureWoman said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynne!

ivars krafts said...

How true is the comment about wasting our energy on "those who cause us trouble." Thanks for the reminder.

Vickie said...

Thank you for the well said message. Love your turkey photo.

Marsha said...

I'm very thankful for you too!

troutbirder said...

Minnesota is nice. And your a great part of it. Thanks, Lynne

bruss1510 said...

I'm thankful for you and your wonderful blog. Otherwise, how would I have met all my new birding buddies? Hope your holiday was turkey-licious.

Beth

Susan Gets Native said...

*hic*
...coming out of my turkey-induced stupor....*hic*...to say I am thankful for you!


*hic*

RuthieJ said...

That's a nice poem Lynne. I'm thankful for you too!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the "reminders", Lynne! Lovely prose with a timeless message...

dguzman said...

Sweet! And a new turkey picture I can steal! You know I love that one I stole before--used it on the bloggy for my T-day post. hee hee!