Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving 2008

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your special folks. In spite of all that's been going on this year with the economy and everything else, I feel we are still the most privileged people in the world and also that we sometimes have a tendency to overlook this. So if you get a chance, think about everything you're really thankful for and put it in a "Top Ten" list, then print it out as a daily reminder. Here's my "Top Ten Things to be Thankful For" list.

1. My health

2. I have a job (with co-workers I like and get along with)

3. I have a warm house (and the mortgage is paid off)

4. Mr. Johnson (for sticking with me over 30 years!)

5. My family

6. The birds at my birdfeeders

7. Yarn

8. There's always food in my pantry, refrigerator and freezer.

9. My blogging friends

10. My pets

Thank you Lord, for all this bounty!


Windyridge said...


Mary C said...

Ruthie, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I love your list; I would ditto it, including the yarn. But all of my "creative" projects have been on hold for the past 7-1/2 years and probably will be until I retire. I know, I'll put the San Jose Sharks hockey team in place of the yarn for now! ;o) I'm thankful that we can afford season tickets in this time of economic turmoil. And I know all of their fans are thankful for their success this early in the season.

Ruth said...

Well said, Ruthie. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Red said...

Happy Thanksgiving Ruthie! Excellent list :) It's a common post today I see.

I forgot the Sharks on my list... ok, they're number 11.

Mary said...

Amen, Ruthie.

I'm feeling very thankful, too.


Lynne said...

I'm thankful for your friendship and kindness during my tough times Ruthie.

cindy said...

We all need a reminder every once in awhile. Thank you, Ruthie.

Jayne said...

A wonderful list indeed Ruthie. Hope your day was great and filled with family and love.

Jayne said...

P.S. I got the sweetest card ever in the mail from Peru on Friday. :c)

Shellmo said...

Wonderful things to be grateful for! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Mama Pea said...

What a nice list of things to be thankful for. And you're right, we all need a reminder as to just how fortunate we are to live in the country we do.

I'm personally thankful to have you as a new blogging friend. You are a treasure and I so enjoy reading your entries.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great list Ruthie. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Susan Gets Native said...

I'm thankful for you, too, Ruthie!

Larry said...

"God Bless Us Everyone"-Tiny Tim

Oh yeah-That was a Christmas quote but I don't see why it can't wok for Thanksgiving too-hope you had a good one!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. It's nice to know we all have plenty to be thankful for!