Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the
means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of
Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there
a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God
and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want
of shoes with patience
- Sadi, The Gulistan
Every Thanksgiving at our table, before the meal is served we say a prayer of thanks and everyone at the table says something they are thankful for, from the youngest to the oldest. Some take a little prodding, but most comply. Some say this is stupid. We have even had written poems. As the kids got older they would ask,
"Aunt J/Grannyj are we gonna say what we're thankful for?' "I want to be first, or I want to be last" Sometimes it's quite a tearful time. Especially the year after my mom had died.
As we are not in NJ or Md and with our extended family we probably won't do this year- It won't be at my table. Plus, I am working. Silly little things that make a holiday special or memorable.
So I would like anyone reading this post to think about it, and thoughtfully say what you are thankful for. Without a doubt for me it's my grandchildren & children and a hubby who puts up with me thru thick & thin.For a new home which is paid for and the health to enjoy it and our new state.
These are pics of Tampa Bay- Dau#1 and I decided to just take a ride-how lucky we are!