Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Simple List

It is Thanksgiving Day and it's time to write up Friday's Fave Five.  I have a simple list.

1.  I am thankful for my husband, he who carries the wallet, who drives so I don't have to, who trails after me into knit shops all over the world.  We sit quietly together in the evenings.  After all these years, we still talk and laugh daily.

2.  I am thankful for my children--four of them with a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law.   And a precious grandson.  Simply, I love them.

3.  Because I've lived in places where they were not available, I am thankful for clean water, secure shelter, and abundant food.  I hope I never take these things for granted.

4.  I am thankful for friends.  I am truly blessed with many old and new friends.

5.  I am thankful for the ability to read, access to a seemingly endless and infinite supply of reading material.

This is by no means an exhaustable list of thanksiving, just a quick and simple list.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Please visit Susanne to link up for Friday Fave Five.

14 comments:

M.Kate said...

Beautiful post Kak Willow. Over the years and it took me a long time to discover, that many beautiful things in life are free. Family, hugs and kisses are also free but meant more than anything else. Have a blessed weekend :)

nikkipolani said...

Simple yet significant blessings on your list, Willow!

Barbara H. said...

That's a wonderful list of things and people to be thankful for.

Lovella ♥ said...

i wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving weekend. You celebrate all weekend right? I love your list of things to be thankful for.

Lisa notes... said...

We are blessed to have wonderful men in our lives. Then everything else on top of that. It's just almost too good to be true!

Brenda said...

I think I identify most with #1, my husband does all those things for me as well, he is patient with my shopping and its nice that we can just spend time together.

Karyn said...

A simple list - yet deep. The things that are most important.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Caroline said...

Simply beautiful list!

Kathie said...

I love your list - and thank God for the same things!

Bethany Hissong said...

I'm thankful for you Willow!!! xo

Knitting Linguist said...

Often quick and simple are the most heartfelt and meaningful - that's a great list.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The best blessings in life are the ones you named, Willow. We have much to be thankful for!

PS: I enjoyed visiting some of the California Missions very much and wish I could have seen all of them. Maybe someday I will have that opportunity. We saw 6 in total.

Barbara said...

Always the simplest things that mean the most. Not sure abut the wallet bit though!!

Miri Chandler said...

So nice to see someone thankful. Sometimes the world gets so caught up in consumerism and having "more" that we forget what we have.