Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Ok, I really didn't mean for this to be a sarcastic post at all. Despite the fact that I missed my Thanksgiving lunch with family and my Thanksgiving dinner with friends and despite lying in bed all day with a terrible cold, I am thankful. I am grateful to God for giving me life and for blessing me each day with all that I need. I am thankful for my friends who bring me joy every day and who love me despite my faults. I am thankful for my family; my brothers and their families who are so dear to me. I am thankful to have a job in this difficult economic times. I am thankful for a roof over my head and food in the fridge. I am thankful for Robutussin DM and Ricola and Theraflu and for the other medical and natural wonders that are getting me through this cold. I am thankful to those I meet everyday on my blog and in person and for those I've yet to meet. Thank you all for being a part of my life! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

17 comments:

Bonny said...

Oh, how sad you missed Thanksgiving feasts with your family and friends.. I hope you get well quickly.

Your sentiments about Thanksgiving - even when you're a bit down - are so true. We DO have a lot to be Thankful for, and sometimes we need a reminder to stand still long enough to count our Blessings.

We celebrate our Thanksgiving in October, but I have enough to be Thankful for, I put up a post today, too.

Get better soon!

R.E. Wolf said...

Get well soon, my friend!!!

Heather Havey, M.A. said...

and we are all thankful for you, and hope you feel better soon.

Lisa Reed said...

Oh shoot--so sorry you didn't feel perky on Thanksgiving! Sounds like you have much to be thankful for. Your sketch this morning is also something to be thankful for--it's terrific! Feel better!
Lisa

Stephen Hall said...

Hey! good to see you back :-) For which I am thankful, we don't do Thanksgiving in our little village here in Englandshire, may be that the turkeys don't look fat enough yet and it's nearly Christmas... loving your posts keep being creative x

Joan Y said...

Thanks everyone! Your well wishes made me feel much better! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! *hugs*

suzanne cabrera said...

Oh Joan---so sorry you've been feeling rotten. Hope you start feeling like your normal self soon...in time for some leftovers!

Terrific drawing....a great snapshot of your day.

Karen Blados said...

I don't know, I think a little sarcasm is allowed after spending a sick day in bed on Thanksgiving. Hope you feel better soon and at least the drawing is wonderful.

wagonized said...

Poo!!! I think you've expressed a lot of my feelings these days in this post.
The sketch is so good -- I am worth nothing when i am sick.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hey name sake - you have'nt posted since 9th Nov. Dont say you've had this cold that long!!?? So sad you didnt get to celebrate with family. Simply love your sincerity and I am so grateful for all the things you mention plus this great system known as blog that enables us to communicate.

Robyn said...

I'm thankful for your beautiful art, Joan! So sorry to hear you have been ill. Such a lot of people seem to be at present. Hope you are on the mend now.

genxsters said...

Sorry to find that you are sick. My husband and I were both sick holiday as well. Not a lot of celebrating going on but you are right, there is always so much to be grateful for, no matter what. I hope you get well soon.

Artist Unplugged said...

Sorry you've been sick!!!! Love the sketch though......sounds as if your priorities and blessings have gone unaffected! Hope you are better by now.

Filtil said...

We don't have Thanksgiving in my contry but "happy thanksgiving". I love your drawings...

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, man!! Great post, but I'm sorry you were sick--hope you're all well by now. Rest up. Wonderful drawing! and happy holidays. No wonder we all get sick now--too much stress and busy-ness. take care...

Sigrid said...

Hope you're feeling better Joany...

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Kathy said...

Hey friend. It was great visiting with you this weekend. Hope you made it home safe and dry! Looking forward to seeing you again on Saturday. What a treat, twice in one month! Take care,
Kathy