On Being Thankful

We are coming up on Thanksgiving here and it is a good time to reflect on the things for which I am thankful. We are all aware of the good things present in our lives but sometimes it is nice to write them down.

This morning was not as cool as we expected, so during our morning walk the temperature was 42° F. I bundled up but still managed to sweat the last half of the walk. I  always know when my heart rate gets up. My hands finally get warm and I start opening up the layers to cool off. I am so thankful that we are healthy enough to get out and walk.

The bonus of getting out early is we have an opportunity to see the way the sun reflects off the trees as it comes up over the mountains. It can be glorious like this morning. The colors are not that vivid normally. That is all the sun dancing across the mountain top.


I love modern day technology and I am thankful I have the tools availableI can use to blog and share these photos. I like Apple products and even though I do not care for the expense, I am thankful how productive I can be while using them. AirDrop Is my technology best friend.

We will not be cooking at our house this year. Although I am a little sad there will be no big gathering of family here, I am thankful we are close to some family members and will enjoy the holiday time with them.

Friday, after Thanksgiving is over, we will drive north toward Waynesville, NC and select a Christmas tree. It is a drive we enjoy and is often where we see our first snowfall of the year. After our tree is cut and loaded in the truck, we will enjoy a cup of warm apple cider or hot chocolate courtesy of the tree farm. I am thankful we are still able to wrangle a big tree into our house and decorate it for the coming holiday season.

Now I am off to toast an ‘Everything’ bagel and enjoy a glass of orange juice. I hope your day is full of things to be thankful for.

14 thoughts on “On Being Thankful”

  1. Nice seasonal thoughts, Maggie.
    I was about to think of something to be thankful for, as we of course don’t have Thanksgiving here. Then the washing machine died, with a full load of wet washing inside it!
    So I suppose I am thankful for having enough savings to go and buy a new one. Even more thankful if it can be delivered this week! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Oh, no, Pete! That is not a good story.We purchased a Samsung washer 7 years ago and it exploded. It made a horrible sound and when I went in to see what made the awful racket, there it was. Top blown off, case bent, parts and water all over the floor still plugged in and running.I feel your pain and hope you can get it resolved quickly.

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      1. Thanks, Maggie. Nothing as bad as your explosion, fortunately. I bought a new one today, the updated model of the same one we have now. They cannot deliver and fit until Monday, but we should manage until then. 🙂
        Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Beautiful thoughts and photo Bestie. I am SO very thankful that this year we can spend time with our daughters and granddaughter. Our holidays are usually spent with dear friends but we miss our children and grandchildren so much.
    Our hearts are overflowing with love and gratitude. Enjoy your time with loved ones too. Love you.

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    1. I am so happy.for all of you! What a gift to spend the holiday with everyone feeling good and spending precious time with our shared grandbaby! Have THE BEST time.


  3. These late November days are lovely, especially this year. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. It’s a special time, whether you’re with a large family gathering or a small one.

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  4. After several inches of heavy rain on Sunday, today it is pushing 60 degrees. My husband even took off from work early to come home and finish the fall yard chores. Crazy season for sure.

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