Giving thanks

Every day I am thankful for

my family. For our health and happiness. For my son’s smile and his spirit. For Husband’s kindness and sacrifices. For my dog’s obedience and devotion. For my horse’s patience and beauty. For our home and our island. For moody weather and ocean breeze. For fluffy clouds and soaring eagles. For comfy pillows and hot showers. For the smell and taste of coffee. For the taste and smell of chocolate.

For my friends and neighbors. For Simmy Sim. For family far and even farther. For my readers and my online friends. For everyone who joins Monday Listicles and reads others. For all who choose me to capture their moments. For my camera and my talent.

For being loved. For being well. For being slobbered on. For being challenged. For being silly. For laughing so much and crying so little. For having so much to be thankful for.

Today I am also thankful for being my own boss and giving myself time off for Thanksgiving.

Wishing you much to be thankful for, today and every day.

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  1. Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him November 23, 2011 at 20:31 #

    Lovely. Really.
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  2. [email protected] Wants This November 23, 2011 at 20:53 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    So much to be thankful for, yay!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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  3. Kiddothings November 23, 2011 at 21:57 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Big M too.

  4. deborah l quinn November 24, 2011 at 06:51 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    all choked up, stasha. one of the things i’m grateful for is the online community you’ve created in listicles (you & eric m., of lovelinks have gotten me through some bumpy expat moments b/c I knew I could find people to read & laugh & talk to on your sites). So: thanks.
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  5. Rachel (Totally Ovar It) November 24, 2011 at 10:10 #

    Twitter: resp1016
    This is a trly beautiful post. I am always happy when my friends are happy. And you sound content with your sublime life. Have a wonderful day.
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  6. Just Jennifer November 24, 2011 at 12:07 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Stasha!
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  7. mamawearpapashirt November 24, 2011 at 17:37 #

    Twitter: Yjune
    Lovely, Stasha, just lovely. Too much to be thankful for, too. :) Happy thanksgiving!
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  8. anna ~ random handprints November 24, 2011 at 17:57 #

    Happy Thanksgiving! I gave myself the day off too – maybe tomorrow as well.
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  9. Lisa November 24, 2011 at 21:44 #

    Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    Love your thankful list. Laughing so much and crying so little, is a favourite quote.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
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  10. Amanda November 24, 2011 at 21:45 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Stasha!
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  11. Twisted Domestic Goddess November 25, 2011 at 04:41 #

    Stasha I hope you had the best Thanksgiving yet!
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  12. Katie E November 25, 2011 at 09:45 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    Happy Thanksgiving (or day after Thanksgiving) to you, Stasha! Isn’t it nice to have so much to be thankful for?
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  13. Ado November 25, 2011 at 17:45 #

    I’m late to the table here so I’d wish you a happy thanksgiving only its the day after so happy day after Thanksgiving Stasha, and thanks for the reminder to be grateful I am my own boss. I’d forgotten about that one – and it’s a good one, isn’t it?!

  14. Natalie November 25, 2011 at 18:24 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    You have a lot to be thankful for! Hope you are spending this weekend with loved ones!
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  15. Jamie November 25, 2011 at 19:11 #

    Twitter: chosenchaos
    So much to be thankful for and I love a day set aside just for that!
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  16. [email protected] November 25, 2011 at 21:46 #
  17. RoryBore November 26, 2011 at 06:07 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    I hope you had a very wonderful Thanksgiving!

    I remember when I was younger and we would all gather at my grandparents farm, eat a huge dinner, and then if the weather was nice (and sometimes even if it was not) go for a long trail ride through their sugar bush. Hopefully you had some happy trails time too!
    RoryBore recently posted..Baby…..It’s Not Cold Outside

  18. Rachel (Totally Ovar It) November 26, 2011 at 08:14 #

    Twitter: resp1016
    Morning, Stasha! Please check my blog as I have given you an award.
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  19. Theresa Sonoda November 26, 2011 at 09:17 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Hi Stasha,
    Visiting from Totally Ovar It. I saw her write up for your blog award and had to check out your blog (which is lovely, btw!). I am in excellent company! I enjoy reading the Monday Listicles over on Two Normal Moms, and think I might like to join up this next Monday. I’m a list person for sure!

    Have a lovely weekend. Looking forward to being your follower.


  20. Runnermom-jen November 26, 2011 at 18:40 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    I hope you had a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. This post brought tears to my eyes…so much happiness coming from your words.
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  21. jacqui November 27, 2011 at 07:39 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    Beautiful list, Stasha! And I’m grateful to have met you, your husband, Little J, Big M, your horse, your camera, your island, and Simmy Sim…and that I’m my own boss and gave myself time off for Thanksgiving too!
    jacqui recently posted..Is It Time To Eat Yet?

  22. Harriet March 16, 2012 at 16:55 #

    Twitter: harrietglynn
    I have SO much to be thankful for too. Thanks for that reminder!
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