A Thanksgiving List of Thankful Notes

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What am I thankful for?

At first, I thought I would give you a simple list of things that I am thankful for; something to help me remember those things more easily. However, I think that I can give my list and add a few that others might be thankful for; so far so good. But I also wanted to be sure everyone knew that this hub is open and free for all who wish to add their thankful ideas. Who knows, you might help others remember more of theirs. But more importantly, we might help ourselves remember why we celebrate during this time of the year.

Okay, so now that I have put down all the usual bit of amenities, I would like to add a little something different. The Holidays are supposed to be something for us to look forward to celebrating. Lately, I see sour faces and hear moaning as the seasons approach. I wonder if, by listing what we are truly grateful for, we can bring a smile back to the Holidays?

Before I go any further, I thought I would add a bit of excitement to this hub...

What do you think, is Thanksgiving a time for thanking, giving, eating, or just plain appreciation?

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I am thankful for all of my followers here on hubpages. You have given me the confidence I need to keep trying; not only in my writing, but in my other efforts

I have been struggling for a long time trying to figure out who and what I was. By joining Hubpages, I have found a community of like minded people who have greeted me as a fellow writer and helped me to hone my writing skills.

I also found the strength of mind to make more of my jewelry and actually put it up for sale. I sold a children's book (not much but it is a great beginning), and I have found so many sites that I didn't even know existed. I have begun to find my niche in the internet world.

THANKS MY HUBPAGE FRIENDS!

These are some of the serious things I am grateful for.....

***I am thankful for my children and grandchildren who give me strength to keep trying, love unconditionally, and joy in their laughter.

***I am thankful for the knowledge that my children have gained not only from me but from their own endeavors. As they grow, they show me so much more than I could have imagined.

***I am thankful for my animals who give me unconditional love no matter what I do or say. They comfort me when I am sad, they cuddle me when I am cold, and they purr me to sleep like a lullaby.

***I am thankful for the days that keep marching along, because they provide hope for the future.

***I am thankful for the roof over my head, clothes on my back, shoes on my feet, and food in my belly because without them I could not survive.

And the beauty of the Thanksgiving Season in New England

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The fall colors in New England can be breath-taking even when they first begin.The pumpkins are waiting to be pies.MMMMMMM, what delicious pies, soups, drinks and (well) decorations they make.The colors are so bright and vibrant.The trees are a bright contrast to the blue sky.The sky is a deep deep blue and the birds are flying south with the warmer weather.Even from a distance, the beauty is evident.  Get out there and chose the one you want before they are all gone.Mother Nature paints very well, doesn't she?A drive down a country road.New England is a different place in the fall.What a beautiful sight.So vibrant and colorful.Ahhhhh, so peaceful.Colors are so bright.Calls you to sit and admire their beauty.
The fall colors in New England can be breath-taking even when they first begin.
The fall colors in New England can be breath-taking even when they first begin. | Source
The pumpkins are waiting to be pies.
The pumpkins are waiting to be pies. | Source
MMMMMMM, what delicious pies, soups, drinks and (well) decorations they make.
MMMMMMM, what delicious pies, soups, drinks and (well) decorations they make. | Source
The colors are so bright and vibrant.
The colors are so bright and vibrant. | Source
The trees are a bright contrast to the blue sky.
The trees are a bright contrast to the blue sky. | Source
The sky is a deep deep blue and the birds are flying south with the warmer weather.
The sky is a deep deep blue and the birds are flying south with the warmer weather. | Source
Even from a distance, the beauty is evident.  Get out there and chose the one you want before they are all gone.
Even from a distance, the beauty is evident. Get out there and chose the one you want before they are all gone. | Source
Mother Nature paints very well, doesn't she?
Mother Nature paints very well, doesn't she? | Source
A drive down a country road.
A drive down a country road. | Source
New England is a different place in the fall.
New England is a different place in the fall. | Source
What a beautiful sight.
What a beautiful sight. | Source
So vibrant and colorful.
So vibrant and colorful. | Source
Ahhhhh, so peaceful.
Ahhhhh, so peaceful. | Source
Colors are so bright.
Colors are so bright. | Source
Calls you to sit and admire their beauty.
Calls you to sit and admire their beauty. | Source
I think snow is beautiful.
I think snow is beautiful. | Source

These are some of the sillier ones.....

***I am thankful for coffee, because it wakes me up quite nicely.

***I am thankful for chocolate, cheesecake, and whipped cream, just because.

***I am thankful for snow because I think it is beautiful.

***I am thankful for fall because it is the best time of the year (not too cold, not too hot, and dressed up for the Holidays).

***I am thankful for tea as it warms and soothes me on cold days.

***I am thankful for the invention of boots and coats (really I am).

***I am thankful for my car (I couldn't get along without it).

Before I end up rattling on for hours.....

Perhaps you have many things that you are thankful for. Perhaps you have things filled with memories or things filled with hope for the future. It really doesn't matter, so long as you remember that they are there for you, with you, and in many cases, because of you. Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with joy, laughter, warmth and, of course, a full belly.

Are you into the holidays?

Do you enjoy all the hub-bub and excitement of the holidays as they slide closer and closer; or are you someone who prefers a nice cup of chocolate as you sit in a warm chair by the fire? I, myself, would like to do both; but I know that doesn't always work. I do try to stay calm and laugh when things go wrong because, after all, that is what life is all about, right? Well, maybe family, friends, love and laughter should be in there too.

Sometimes, however, the rush and fuss does seem to be never ending. It feels like a great volcano that will blow any minute spewing gift wrapping, candles, lights, and deserts everywhere. But we can cap the volcano by smiling and siting in a quiet spot with a cup of our favorite drink and just remember good times.

Holidays and their icons--just for fun....

Holiday
Icon
Thanksgiving
Turkey
Christmas
Santa Claus
Valentine's Day
Heart
St. Patrick's Day
Four Leaf Clover
Easter
Easter Bunny
Fourth of July
Flag
Columbus Day
Ships
New Year's Day
New year baby
Memorial Day
Flag
Election Day
Donkey/Elephant
 
 
Can you think of any that I may have forgotten (or gotten incorrect-I do that sometimes)?

© 2011 Cheryl Simonds

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Tell us what you are thankful for..... 8 comments

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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

Dear cherylone what a wonderful hub.well in Pakistan we do not celebrate Thanks giving day .But Thanks God for all these things.Your hub is really an awsome pieace of writing which shows the importance of thanking..I giv u voted up!


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Keith Matyi 5 years ago from Denton, TX

good hub!I'm thankful to you as well!


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cherylone 5 years ago from Connecticut Author

asmaiftikhar and Keith Matyi, thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying my hub. Thank you also for the votes. I wanted to put in this hub the things that we all sometimes forget during the rush and fuss of the Holiday season. Blessed Be.


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Keith Matyi 5 years ago from Denton, TX

You are very welcome!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

we need to be thankful all the time but we can start with Thanksgiving. A thoughtful hub and I give thanks for my good life.


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

carol777, yes we should always be thankful for all we have. I try, but sometimes I need to be reminded because life gets real rough-- :) Thanks for adding things you are thankful for.


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CatherineGiordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

Thanks for reminding me to be thankful. An attitude of gratitude is a good motto for happiness.


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cherylone 2 years ago from Connecticut Author

@CatherineGiordano, thank you for the happy note. I try so hard during difficult times to remember what I am grateful for. Thanks for stopping by.

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