Wordless Wednesday: Focusing On Gratitude

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Today I am celebrating the fact I was able to get up out of my sick bed, shower and even eat a bowl of chicken noodle soup! Once you have been sick, good health becomes something for which you are incredibly grateful.

On Thursday of this week here in the States we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love the food, being with those I care about and having a moment or two to remember all of the people and things that so richly and fully bless my life.

This year has been tough for our family. At times it seemed like the road we were on was so very difficult, but it never failed that at just those same moments someone or something would come our way that would help make all the difference in carrying on. How grateful I am for such tender mercies in my life.

I am grateful for a large and loving extended family who love, cherish and help us to nurture the family that together my husband and I began 16 years ago.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be a mother, because truthfully without my kids life would be boring and no fun. Plus other than motherhood where else can you have moments like these (all of which happened today). I will save you the story about the clogged toilet, but gratefully the husband is an expert at handling such things.

Here is what a toddler can do with a marker in 30 seconds.

Or seeing your daughter burst into tears as she opens a Thanksgiving package from a cherished friend who moved away because the package made her so happy that her friend didn’t forget her!

Lastly, I would like to thank all of you who come and visit me over here at JENerally Informed. You make a real difference in my life and I am so grateful that you are a part of it.

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  1. What a beautiful post and so much to be thankful for. I’m hearing a lot of people saying how rough 2014 was – it was a rough year for us too.

    I love that picture of your daughter and the parcel… I could just cry looking at it.

    I hope you were well enough to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner my friend.
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      I know that picture is just the sweetest. Probably one of my most favorite ones ever!

      I guess this Thanksgiving was very good on the waistline. My appetite still isn’t completely recovered and so I kind of fill ripped off. that I didn’t have to loosen my pants or anything :)
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  2. Hi Jen, don’t you just love markers? And how sweet of your daughters friend to remember her at Thanksgiving even though she has moved away..Out of sight isn’t always out of mind!

    2014 is nearly over, so hang in there for just a little longer, who knows what 2015 will bring your way; hopefully a better year!

  3. Hi Jen,

    Glad you are feeling better and what a wonderful post. I had tears in my eyes when I saw the “marker” incident again and the tears only multiplied when I saw your daughter crying over the gift she had received. What a sweet friend to send her something for Thanksgiving.

    Wishing you a relaxing Sunday for if anyone deserves it, it would definitely be you!

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  4. That was such a sweet post. I’m crying because your daughter was crying lol. How sweet. Life to me as well would feel a little less special without every single one of these gifts that have been given to me. Drawing on the couch and all. Although, I could really do without that. grrrr ;)
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