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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Grateful


This link will take you to the Feast of Thankfuls which I wrote before I became mostly serious.


How many ways can I say grateful and for how many things? Each day I give thanks for family, first, followed by a current list which doesn't always fall in an orderly fashion.

Today, I was grateful to have reached the NaNoWriMo word count.

Today I was grateful for blogs and bloggers, for readers and writers, for a peek at the sunset, for not falling off my treadmill, for a spider slow enough to be captured and sent outside to spin.

Grateful to be sheltered, not hungry, with a bed to sleep in and with the luck that keeps me from being on the street.

Grateful that some of us are physically removed from war. I'm grateful to those who serve and those who care. For those who learn and those who dare. Always, I'm grateful that the worst hasn't happened. And then I fear it may have happened to someone, somewhere today.



May I wish you all a long list of gratefuls and a delightfully warm and generous holiday.



The above is in response to: Sunday Scribblings prompt: Grateful

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31 comments:

Lucy said...

so nice Sue.. The light side or the more serious.. Wishing u a long list of gratefuls too and a very happy thanksgiving. xo

BJ Roan said...

I popped over and read Feast of Thankfuls..I am grateful that I live in the time of takeout! Happy Thanksgiving. BJ

Beth said...

What a lovely reflection. I especially appreciated how you combine a love of the every day with thoughts of others. We are blessed in so many ways. And thank you for visiting my site. I'm now going to visit your other posting!

linda may said...

Oh how nice. We all do have so much to be grateful for.

"Sunshine" said...

I really liked the rhythm of this little prose-poem. Thank you for the well-wishes--I hope you have a spectacular holiday season as well!

Lilly said...

I love the comment about not falling off the treadmill and a spider slow enough to be captured and sent outside.

DJ Mommy said...

Such a warm heart you must have to worry that the worst has happened to someone else. It is so wonderful for us to be grateful for what we have, but it takes a truly amazing person to have concerns for others. Loved the post! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday!

Stan Ski said...

It doesn't have to be a 'special' thing to justify gratitude. I'm with you - I often find my self offering sincere gratitude for the simple things in life.

latree said...

I've tried to make a list, and you've seen there are too many things to be listed to be grateful for...

anthonynorth said...

And I'm grateful to you for those heartfelt words.

Devil Mood said...

Oh I loved this - the spider and the treadmill ;) And congratulations on reaching the wordcount!

danni said...

wonderful post, extraordinarily woven of ordinary things!!!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

This is a lovely tallying of blessings, both great and small.

Rambler said...

I am so grateful to have found the wonderful world of blogging

Bella Mocha said...

This is lovely..not too sentimental but capturing perfectly things that bring joy.
I love the line
'grateful for....those who learn and those who dare...
Those who go before us give us much to learn from and be grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Bella :)

Alisa said...

I can so relate to your list and that it changes daily. The treadmill and spider, writers and readers, those who learn but also all of you who teach and show us how to look at things a different way—Thank-you!

Marja said...

What a great list. We often don't realise how lucky we are and how rich we are Having enough to eat and peace and freedom are such treasures we should be grateful for
Have a great day

keithsramblings said...

This is delightful! Really enjoyed reading it.

Granny Smith said...

I love the artful way that you have woven big and small things for which to be grateful and the focus on a single day. I wish the spider that scurries around my laptop would slow down enough for me to capture him and evict him from the house, but this old house has two many cracks into which he can dash and hide. I think he wants to be the BUG in my computer!

It was an enjoyable post.

one more believer said...

it is a beautiful reflection of a life full with living...

Doe said...

i loved it! especially:
" for not falling off my treadmill, for a spider slow enough to be captured and sent outside to spin. "

you touched our hearts Tumblewords!!!

Blessings

Yvonne said...

I am also grateful the worst has not yet happened. Let the New Year bring peace. Thanks for that.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Love the bit about not falling off the treadmill!

Tammy said...

Beautifully expressed Sue!

Mary said...

I'm also grateful for not falling off of the treadmill today!

Great list!

present said...

How can we maintain an awareness of all that we have and all that we don't have to live and suffer through? Is the answer gratitude? I enjoyed your piece very much.

tinker said...

Great gratitude list!
Congratulations on reaching your NaNoWriMo word count - mine is still in the distance.
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

*~sis~* said...

it is a wonderful list...we need to remember all those things in our lives! :)

niyo said...

congrats on reaching your nanowrimo count! the thought of writing a novel still daunts me.

Neilina said...

Thanks for all the wishes! Wish you also a long list of gratefuls. There are so many endless things in life for which we all are grateful. The smallest things only give big happiness.

Thanks For 2 Day said...

I enjoyed your writing about being grateful. It is true that no matter what...there is at least one thing we can always find to be grateful for. Take care! Jan