Thursday, November 25, 2010

Be Thankful...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! I know this is late, but I couldn't write in my blog earlier because I didn't want some of my family members to hear my blessing before I did it "live". Ha. Yes, I asked to do the blessing this year. Why? Because I have a lot to be thankful for and it seemed fitting. I just got home from my parents house from an amazing Thanksgiving. I am most thankful for my health. Crazy tho looking back on last year's Thanksgiving and I wasn't healthy...cancer was in my body, starting to cause a scene! Ha! But look at me now, healthy, alive and so very thankful. Here is a re-cap of my blessing that I would like to share with all of you.

"I thought it would be appropriate for me to give the blessing this year because of the year that I have had. I am grateful every day for everything I have in my life, but this year I have a lot to be thankful for. Because of the power of prayer from all of you, the rest of the family that couldn't be here today, my friends, co-workers, doctors, nurses, physician assistantants, complete strangers and the big man upstairs I am able to stand here before you all and give thanks. So let us give thanks for this roof over our head, for one another, freedom, peace, this meal that is before us and for the hands that prepared it. Let us be thankful to be together to enjoy this day with our loved ones and although there are a few family members that aren't here, they are here with us in spirit. We also ask those who aren't as fortunate as ourselves be blessed. Thank you to our Armed forces for protecting our country and allowing us the freedom that we have. And most importantly let's all be thankful for being healthy and alive. I found this poem that I would like to share, it seemed fitting.

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes,
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you have made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

With that being said, let's eat!"

I love that poem! It's so true and perfect. I forgot to add in there but I am really thankful for a set of hair too. See it's the little things...I mean who else is happy they have hair on their head this year? I know you are all, but not as happy as I am! Ha! :)

I think I may be slightly delirious from the amount of food I ate today so I'm going to wrap this entry up by saying THANK YOU! I love you all. Hope you all had as great of a Thanksgiving as I did.

Till the next time...

Love, Erin

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