Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to You



As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I just wanted to wish you all a happy one filled with warm hugs from loved ones, warm food, and a warm and grateful heart.  I know for me personally, it is so easy to get caught up in all that isn't perfect in my life and I know I shouldn't do that because I have so very much to be grateful for.  Gratitude...in the face of a less than stellar economy, daily little frustrations with kids, husband, job, a house that never seems to be done or even company ready no matter how hard I try, wanting to do so much and yet still, only finding 24 hours in a day...those extra 10 pounds that keep finding me, no matter how many times I manage to shed them...artistic longings not quite realized and the voice of negativity that pervades my head whenever I do create and says, "you aren't good enough, talented enough, or dedicated enough to stand beside "real" artists".  All of these things weigh me down when I forget to look up and thank God for all that I am and all that I have.  I am thinking I will try to slow down for one day this week and just be.  Be truly present for my friends and family, savor the moment, and be thankful for my many blessings.  Perhaps even realize that whatever I am, I AM good enough.  And maybe spend a little time out in Blogland over at Kathleen's White Wednesday party (well, I couldn't be COMPLETELY disconnected, could I???).  Thanks for listening.  Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.

Until next time,


P.S. I just updated my Etsy shop, Elegant Farmhouse with beautiful antique white ironstone (more to come this weekend) and some antique grainsack stockings, just in time for Christmas.
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15 comments:

  1. ~*~*Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!~**~Hugs,Rachel~*~*

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  2. I love your beautiful optimism. So refreshing.

    Happy thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Blessings and best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  3. Yes, I agree, we need to remember all the good and all the blessings that have come our way.

    Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
    xo~Tracie

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  4. I have vowed to love more and see the good in everthing and everyone! I am very blessed! Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  5. Beautifully written and inspiring, Judy! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. A very happy Thanksgiving to you too, thank you for inspiring me!

    xoxo
    {av}

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  7. Have a wonderful weekend!
    hugs and blessings,
    Debra

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  8. Your post was very inspiring, it is so easy to forget how blessed we are sometimes! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you and you family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  9. Hi Judy, thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.You are so sweet and I wanted to share a couple thoughts based from a few scripture promises I've read that help me to be secure in who I am and my creativity. #1 You are accepted in the Beloved, just the way you are! #2 Your validation of who you are, and what you create comes from God alone! #be confident in Him! And keep your eyes on your own special path and you will keep fleurishing! We do have so much to be Thankful for. XO Christie P.S. Love that book in your photo!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Your post is very inspiring, very well said.

    Stopping by from WW.
    -marie

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  11. so nice to see you at the farm today...and words were so sweet...I love the spoon/book picture - that's a very simple way to decorate!

    xo+blessings,
    anne marie

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  12. It is so very easy to get bogged down in daily living and sometimes even our own unrealistic expectations of ourselves that we forget to be thankful. Your words are wise ones, thank you for sharing your heart and may you have a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving!

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  13. Judy thanks for stopping by, leaving a sweet comment and wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving... yes, ours was a lovely one and we have much to be thankful for always! I Hope yours was a memorable one also. I LOVE the silverware with inspirational quotes engraved upon them!!! Your Post today obviously shares your Heart and many of us have a point of reference as to the fact that for our attitude to be balanced and be an attitude of gratitude, it has to be an "on purpose occurance" as Life unfolds, with the challenges and stumbling blocks that can threaten to attempt to defeat and discourage us. As long as we get back to Center we will stay on course... Hugs... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  14. Its too easy to focus on the wrong things isn't it? That is what I love about Thanksgiving, it makes you think about the good ones!

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