Perpetual Thanks

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

~Henry David Thoreau~


This is Thanksgiving week in the United States and November 23rd is Thanksgiving Day.

I’m leaving town on Wednesday to spend two thankful days with friends; to receive the generosity of my hosts; and to feel the perpetual grace that God gives to my life in so many extraordinary ways.

I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, if you celebrate. (Eat lots of pie!)

For everyone else, have a happy, joyful Thursday. (Eat pie!)

For all, count the positive things in your life, rather than focusing on the negative.

Make it a long list of perpetual gratitude.

Be thankful for who you are and what you have.


16 responses to Perpetual Thanks

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time. Eat lots of pie (best advice ever)

    I agree that our gratitude should be perpetual. Maybe if we all focused on what we have, we wouldn’t worry about what’s missing.

  2. loisajay says:

    Always look at the bright side of life. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mary. Oh….eat lots of pie. I agree with Dan–best advice ever.

  3. joey says:

    Excellent advice ❤
    Long ago, my MIL gave me this pretty little greeting card with "It's not having what you want, but wanting what you have" printed on it. I loved it, I felt it, I keep it always in my mind. (And in a box, because special.)

    May you have safe journeys to heaping portions of love, laughter, and generosity of spirit! Pace yourself with the pie! 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      What a lovely card with an even lovelier sentiment! You MIL is a wise woman!

      I’ll try harder to pace myself with the pie, but not making any promises. 😉

  4. Happy Thanksgiving week, Mary. Some great advice. Some days it is harder to remember to be thankful than others. Yet, we should make an effort all the time to thankful what we have.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Only two days at work this week is what I am thankful for. And the five days of rest to follow! Have an awesome week, Lynn.

  5. Yes…. burnt bacon (Horror) wrong defrosted items (oops), precious moments in pajamas with my hunny binge watching good wife (we’ve not seen it before.) Grateful.

  6. LB says:

    How did I not eat ANY pie???
    I clearly failed Thanksgiving this year. 🙂
    Just kidding, I love this holiday, IMHO the best one of the year.
    Hope you had a wonderful time with friends and thank you for the reminder to always be thankful

    • bikerchick57 says:

      No pie, Laurie? You may need to make up for that mishap at Christmas…or before. I had a wonderful holiday with friends, did a little shopping and decorating of the tree.

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