Thanksgiving is a Hoot

Today is the day that we give thanks. But why do we minimize our gratefulness to just one day out of the year? We should be giving thanks every day. We really should. And I believe today will be the first of many days in which I will embark on my journey.

Sometimes by the end of the day I’m so exhausted that I don’t even say my prayers. Sometimes I get so upset that not only do I dwell on the negative but I can’t even foresee the positive. Some days I don’t want to make three meals a day, plus snacks, and yet I don’t even think of how lucky we truly are to have the resources for three meals let alone one.

But today is different. It’s not just a day where we remember the Pilgrims and Indians, but a day to make peace within ourselves. I think highly of Thanksgiving. Maybe because I was born on Thanksgiving in 1980 and I figure that somewhere in the scheme of things that there was some kind of reason I was born on that day. (My birthday doesn’t fall on T-day this year, but tomorrow.)

Today will be filled with smiles.

Today there will be much to be grateful for.

  • My husband and my children.
  • The good health of my family. Recently I called both my grandmothers, who live in Illinois, who I haven’t spoken to for nearly 12 years since my grandpa died. They are doing excellent as is the rest of the family. I miss them so much and I wish them well.
  • My friends. This means you. I don’t have many in real life friends but my blogging buddies, all of you, are like my best friends.
  • I’m grateful for my new best friend, Rogue. Ever since having to give up Scarlett it’s been very hard for me. But Rogue has come here to replace her in some ways and for that I’m truly thankful.
  • For the gifts that have been bestowed upon me. I’m thankful that I’m smart, knowledgable, and talented. What I’d do without my knitting or sewing I really don’t know.

And because I am feeling so grateful, I’m feeling a bit generous and I have a give away.

{Owl felt kit by Paper and String.}

I absolutely love this kit and have a feeling that I will be purchasing many more of her patterns in the future. They are all just. too. cute. I made this second one for Scout because you know if I make one then I really need to make two.

So as a give away prize I will be naming one winner and gifting them an owl in the color of their choice. Just leave a comment and tell me what you are grateful for. I will choose a winner on Saturday, November 28th at 5 p.m. PST.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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9 thoughts on “Thanksgiving is a Hoot

  1. I’m grateful for my family that supports me!

    Also, the owl would be perfect for my mother who has a collection of them πŸ˜‰ Would make a lovely gift for her.

  2. I have so much to be grateful for I don’t even know where to start!

    I have the most amazing and supportive mate, a crazy wonderful family and the best cat ever!

    I live somewhere that never gets really cold, my car is paid for and I have a job that while not high paying or perfect is still enjoyable and stable. I have some really great co workers who I look forward to seeing every morning.

    I have my health and lots of yarn! I can’t really think of anything to complain about, except that my mom lives too far away, but I’m working on that!

    Mostly, I am just grateful that my life is simple and happy.

  3. Hi,
    Although I’m Canadian, I’m thankful every single day for living here in the land of the living skies, the -40C temperatures which make me appreciate any day that’s above freezing, the fresh meat in my freezer, my loving family, health, and crafting talent. Lovely work, btw! I love this owl kit, and know the perfect child to give it to!

  4. I am grateful for all the blessing I and my family have received this year.
    And my sister collects owls and this would make a great gift for her!

  5. Happy American thanksgiving. Your little pieces are super cute – the owl is awesome! I know we should be thankful all the time – being born in north America, Europe or other ‘have’ countries, is like winning the lottery of life. However, we lapse into the ‘normal’ and sometimes forget, so having a day to remind us that we truly are blessed is a wonderful thing. cheers.

  6. I am grateful for my new job, after being out of work for over a year…and grateful for my fiance. I am thankful that his radiation is finished, and that he’s feeling pretty healthy again…that’s a lot to be grateful for…

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