Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for my life. I know it seems really big and kind of trite, but it's true. I was born on this day, Thanksgiving, 39 years ago.

I have a great life, great family, great friends, great home ~  all of the important things in life. I am truly happy and blessed. In these uncertain times, we often forget to pause and think about how good we have it.

Growing up, my birthday fell on Thanksgiving every 6 or 7 years or so, depending on leap year. One of my mom's many traditions was to go around the Thanksgiving dinner table and ask everyone what they were thankful for. I rolled my eyes every time and was shy with my responses. I was a kid after all and I didn't appreciate all that I had. As an adult, I have so many things to be thankful for and I am not shy about showing my appreciation.

Another family tradition was going away for Thanksgiving and my birthday ~  to Cannon Beach with friends several years and to Leavenworth. Today we are going to Leavenworth for a few days to rest and reflect and celebrate. I am so very thankful.

I hope you will take the time to let your loved ones know what you’re thankful for today.


  1. Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving, Amy! Wishing you a beautiful snowy day in Leavenworth. XO

  2. happy birthday Amy! I am thankful for YOU as well, and so happy to have you as a friend in my life! What an inspiration you are providing with your new blog as well. :) Enjoy a wonderful weekend!

  3. Happy Birthday Amy! I'm sorry it's late but we were visiting one of your favorite places (I learned from reading your blog) over Thanksgiving - Cannon Beach. It was beautiful - huge waves as far as the eye can see. Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend.