Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just Plain Thankful

Today, everyday, I'm thankful for Jesus. Without Him, well, what's the point?

I'm thankful for Tom and Naomi, the best husband and daughter a girl could ever have. For my buddies, Daniel and Sammy The Cats, also.

I'm thankful for this blog God gave me (and tries hard to write through me when I get in the way) and I'm so grateful for you who I've come to know here. This stay-at-home introvert has many friends here in Blogland she'd not have met otherwise.

I'm thankful for Facebook. Netflix. Coupon websites. Coupons.

I'm thankful for Tom's job. For my supermarket down the street which zips me back to the 1940's and 50's because of the retro music it plays. 

I'm thankful for Hobbit Cottage, for the contentment I've found here. I'm thankful I no longer want a larger house or yard (took me whole decades to get there).

I'm thankful our house is now yellow, not 1980's blue. I'm thankful for sunshine pouring through my windows, for our pretty red door and for flower beds outside which I'll play in next Spring. 

I'm thankful for the books in my tiny upstairs library. For our two nearby movie theaters. For Person of Interest, Numb3rs, Early Edition, American Pickers, Hoarders. And for The Dick van Dyke Show which sends me to slumber with smiles upon my pillow.

I'm thankful that even though I can no longer handle real coffee, I can still eat a bit of chocolate now and then.

I'm thankful for God's protection, His provision and most of all, His love.

And that's just the half of it..........


Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers from my house to yours!



K.E. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Debra. From one introvert to another. :)
I'm thankful we "met".

Dolores said...

Happy Thanksgiving Debra and Tom!

Julie no longer in Texas said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Deborah Raney said...

Hope you and Tom have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Debra. I'm thankful for getting to "know" you via the blogosphere. I always love your posts.

Debra said...

A very special thanks to each of you who took the time to wish me a happy Thanksgiving. You're all the best and I so appreciate your thoughtfulness! Blessings, Debra

Bonnie said...

I'm thankful for your blog, Debra, and your patience with people and your insight on life. My husband and I are in your neck of the woods visiting my parents in Franklinville for Thanksgiving. I hope your day was wonderful. : )

Anonymous said...

Hoping your day was as comforting as ours was. I just got on now as the family has just left for their homes. As tired as we are from the whole day of getting up extra early to now it was such a job to have the people we are thankful for here together again. Sorry, I forgot am I remembering right that Tom has to work today and Naomi is not there with you this year either? I have always loved the song Bing Crosby sang...Count Your Blessings. "If you're worried and cannot sleep,..just count your blessings instead of sheep and you'll fall asleep counting your blessings....." Also there was a song we sang in church with about the same title...It goes something like...Count your blessings name them one by one....count your many blessings see what God has done ...... As you hinted to we could count forever and still not remember all the blessings we have been given. Even to have lived in a past generation from the one we are born in and we night not have lived through the measles we had as a child. Or the complication we had during childbirth or whatever. Or been forever crippled by the broken leg we had as a child. So many blessings. God placed us in the time and place He wanted us to be in. I know one of my thanks to Him is that I was led to your blog. Sarah

Debra said...

Aw Bonnie and Sarah.... I do thank you for such kind words. Truly. Blessings, Debra