Thankful

Yes, Thanksgiving Day has passed. But I’m still thankful for . . .

Friends who deck the trees

Games for stress to ease

Easy hiding spots

Yarn that really pops

Blue light blocking ways

And some snowy days.

I’m also grateful for you. With that in mind, comment below to be entered into a drawing for not one, but two $25 Amazon gift cards. (No, one person will not receive two. Nice try.)

Who or what are you thankful for? (Please don’t mention me. I didn’t write this post for that. I would love to know what’s on your thankfulness list.)

Winners to be announced some time next week.

Photos by L. Marie.

36 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. I like very much how you wove in poetry with pictures. I didn’t notice it right away, but then I went back to re-read. So clever, L. Marie.

    How wonderful that you had help with decorating the tree. This year I’m not sure I can lure anyone into our house to help. Our grandkids seem averse because of Covid-19.

    I am thankful for my family, my health, and most of all my faith in a God who does not change. I can’t help it, dear friend, I’m thankful for YOU too! ((( )))

  2. I liked your poem.
    On our family Thanksgiving Zoom, we all said what we were thankful for. It was a long list, even longer than usual. We see so many people around us who are sick, suffering, and even dying. So we’re more aware than usual of how thankful we are for our health and for that of the rest of the family. We talked about being thankful for jobs and food and shelter, also for all the people who make that possible–the people who pick our apples and gather our spinach, the young people who bag our food so we can pick up our groceries in the parking lot, and of course the doctors and nurses, the bus drivers and janitors. It goes on and on. And all of us were thankful for the results of the election so that maybe we can start putting our country back together.

    • Thank you, Nicki. And amen to your comment.
      How lovely that your family took the time to talk about gratitude. I remember you mentioning that you were going to do that. Zoom has hosted a ton of family gatherings this year! 😄

  3. Fun poem and post. It’s nice to be thankful any old time ~ especially in the midst of a pandemic!

    I am thankful that I (generally) have an attitude of gratitude about life ~ I look for the good . . . and if I don’t see it immediately, I play the “it could be worse game.”

    Quick example: I don’t like this pandemic BUT I am glad that I am not stuck in an attic for two years like Anne Frank, who was just a young girl, and never got to enjoy freedom from persecution.

    That would be WAY worse! Have a stellar day, LM.

  4. I am thankful for family and friends, as well, and also you, my fried (sorry, couldn’t help it!). I’m also thankful for the quiet moments in the midst of such a chaotic year. Feeling the chill in the air. Watching the leaves fall from trees in our front yard. Hot tea. Warm blankets. And books! Stories that take me away and show me things. There’s comfort in a beginning, a middle, and an end. The peace that, at least in the story world, there is completion and resolution. As for 2020, well…

    • Thanks, Sharon! 😄 I’m grateful for you too! Also grateful for hot tea, warm blankets, and books. Ginger and I call that a “Sherpa moment”–wrapped in a Sherpa with a cup of tea in hand and a good book or a good movie on.

  5. I am thankful, Linda, to always be alive with Janine . to have loving children.And also to have good friends here on WordPress and also on Facebook ( people coming, like me, from Xanga )
    Love ❤

  6. Lovely post, L. Marie! I am thankful I can be in school with children, not doing remote teaching. I am thankful for my health, my family, and my friends on WordPress.

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