life : gratitude

giving thanks : for all we have : should be done everyday

Hi Everyone!

In the US, Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching and we will be cooking up a storm over at Cindy's brother's new house this year. It's kind of stressful and emotional as this is the first year we've tried it since Cindy's Mom passed away a couple of years ago. Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday and she always whipped up the most amazing dishes, so we'll see how it goes on our own. It's weird, but one thing that will be nice is to have leftovers.

Since this time of year is all about giving thanks, we thought it would be a good time to come up with a short list of things that make us feel grateful:
  1. Friends and family who provide a safe haven through their love and support, including you guys, of course.
  2. Good health and happiness (knock on wood), although we do feel some aches and pains from time to time.
  3. Freedom and the opportunities afforded by living in wonderful country albeit with some imperfections.
  4. A cozy home filled with treasures in a lovely little neighborhood within a great city.
  5. Living within our means, most of the time (Cindy's up to 4 calendars and still counting).
Please tell us something you're feeling grateful about these days. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

xo, Cindy & Scott

PS Psst, psst! I'm also thankful for this neat video from the Stereophonics for their new song 'You're My Star'. The video is inspired by the annual Hindu ‘Holi’ festival that occurs each spring in India and other countries. The weather changes are believed to cause colds, so people spend the day throwing colored powder and water at each other, which is thought to have a medicinal benefit. Okay? To me, it just looks like fun. Gobble, gobble ... C


Anonymous said...

I love your post, after watching Oprah tonight I decided on doing a similar one. After watching that, I feel blessed and grateful for just about everything in my life. Trials have taught me to be stronger, so I shouldn't complain!

I am sorry about your mother, but I'm hoping you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! =)

Cicada Studio said...

Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for the video. That was pretty cool (and it looked like fun).

jennifer said...

happy t day!

Julia said...

I am so thankful for you, dear Cindy! You've improved my music taste, my movie list, and my desktop (with your adorable calendar). You have been such a wonderful blogger friend! I wish we could someday meet for coffee or tea and chat endlessly!

The Lil Bee said...

Very touching post, and so true that we should be thankful ALL the time. I'm ashamed sometimes that I don't practice what I preach often enough. Cindy, sending you my love:)

SimplyGrove said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

Tartelette said...

Wishing you a very Happy Thansgiving with your family!

cindy : quaint said...

thanks everyone and hope you all had a lovely thanksgiving!

candi - you have a great attitude. it's not always easy, but things usually work out ok.

julia - you are befitting of your nickname 'jewels' and are such a sweetie.

melisa - i feel the same way as you and forget how lucky i am, sometimes. all we can do is keep trying to remember.

xo, c

please sir said...

Lovely means of thanking - and that photo is so yummy!