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Ten On Tuesday

Thanksgiving is only 2 sleeps away and while we’ve been focusing on being thankful all month, I think it’s time for a list. I’m sure it’s no surprise that this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Things For Which You Are Thankful. Most of the things in this post, including the photo mosaic, have appeared here before, but it all bears repeating because I have so much and I truly believe in expressing my gratitude.

  1. Dale, Hannah and the rest of the family. People matter more than anything so it’s only natural that my husband, my daughter, my stepkids, stepgrandkids and inlaws top my list. I love them all dearly and know that they make my life better.
  2. My job. We all know people who are out of work and I’m so grateful that I have a job that I love that pays me well.
  3. My health. I’m overweight and I know it but my health is generally good. I also am lucky enough to have decent health insurance and I know this contributes to my good health – I am able to go to the doctor, I am able to have tests and mammograms, cortisone shots for a heel spur and all the other amazing things that modern medicine provides.
  4. Our cozy home. I don’t love the lay out of our house and I sure wish we had a bigger bedroom and a 2nd bathroom but it’s a warm and cozy place where our family and friends gather and it means the world to me to have a home of my own.
  5. Friends. I am blessed with wonderful friends and I am thankful for them every day. I don’t have siblings anymore but the girl friends I have mean as much to me as any sister could.
  6. Plentiful food. I have never had to look my child in the eye and tell them there isn’t anything for dinner. I have never gone hungry. I have never had to ask someone to help me feed my family. I am fortunate to always have enough to eat and my work with the Food Pantry in Carver has made me so aware of how lucky I am to never have experienced food insecurity.
  7. Technology. I have an iPhone, an iPad, a Kindle, and a laptop. We have a fancy flat screen TV and a PC at home. We have cordless phones and a Wii and I am thankful for all the fun that comes with modern technology.
  8. Kiwanis. There isn’t a lot I can do to help people as an individual but by being part of Kiwanis  we can really make a difference. I’m grateful not only for the friends we have there but for the generosity I see in these people. Being with this group makes me a better person.
  9. My brain. I am a manager, an administer, and a librarian. My brain helps me do my job, care for my family, manage my time, and be generally successful.
  10. This blog and and all it’s readers. Every comment, every word of encouragement, every compliment when I show you something I knit – it all means so much to me. I am thankful for every one of you!
So there’s my list for Thanksgiving 2011. Some things are insignificant and some are monumental but all of them make my life better. I truly can’t wait to ready everyone’s lists today.

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  1. This is the time of year feelings of thankfulness come to the fore. My heart wells with gratitude and love for all I have, for all around me. Thank you for sharing, Carole. Thank you for your sweet friendship.

  2. What a beautiful list, Carole. We have so much to be thankful for! (And I love the turkey-crossing-the-road photo!)

  3. I too have much to be thankful for – one of those things is the little smile this blog puts on my face most days!

  4. I suspect you manage your time exceptionally well, because you seem to get an awful lot done! Or perhaps you never sleep?

  5. I cannot believe I forgot about technology, because without it my job and much of the extra fun of my hobbies would not be the same (I’d still be knitting, but it would be so much harder to connect with knitters across the country or the globe).

  6. Wonderful list, Carole. It’s so good to pause and remember that we have so, so much. I know you will have a wonderful holiday with your family – you always set the right celebratory tone! I love my visit with you via blogland each day and am thankful for it! Enjoy!!

  7. Thanksgiving always gets everyone thinking of what they’re thankful for, and you’ve compiled a wonderful list. I don’t think I’d change a single thing.

  8. I don’t have a blog but I surely have a list! Topping it is my husband’s doctors, who I am truly thankful to, for saving his life and giving us many more years together. Because we got married later we didn’t think we would make our 50th anniversary, but we’re moving along at 36 and appreciating every day! Our son is right up there at the top of my list too, and of course all the things you mentioned. Thanks!

  9. happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! thanks for the topic – i thought it was going to be a quick list, but once i sat down, i really put some thought into it. i do enjoy your thought- provoking tuesdays!

  10. Great list! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and thank you for each and every one of your blogs.

  11. Great list Carole. I think I am especially thankful for all I have this year when I see too many people who are hurting. I am also thankful for meeting you in person this year – makes reading your blog even more special. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. love your list, Carole! truly, the friends I’ve made through your blog (starting with you!) have really encouraged me and I’m so grateful for all of you. I would love the opportunity to meet you for reals! have a wonderful holiday!

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