Thanksgiving is always such a wonderful time to get together with family and friends to eat, drink, laugh and show gratitude for all we have. I personally like to do all of those things every day of the year. I guess the only difference today was I cooked and ate way more food than every other day. 

We layed low this year, stayed home and I cooked. We only had a few people over. We talked. We laughed. We ate. We played outside. And then we passed out from that traditional after-turkey tryptophan coma. It was lovely. 

I made

Roasted Turkey

Sweet glazed Ham

Green Bean Casserole

Mashed Potatoes

Rice & Broccoli


Deviled Eggs

Fruit Salad

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

. . . . and a lot of happy tummies!

It was really nice walking out to our green house and picking some fresh herbs to stuff in our turkey.

I am grateful everyday for the things that seem little but could change my life in a big way had I not had them. Like knowing I have access to food and clean water everyday. A toothbrush. A shower. A good friend to call. A family to love me. A bed to sleep in every night. Even the ham and turkey we ate was a gift and a blessing. I don’t take any of it for granted. The big things. The little things. I am grateful for all of it.

If I can offer even a little inspiration on this beautiful of days, it is to keep a grateful heart after today has passed. When you wake in the morning start with an attitude of gratitude. Don’t forget that everyday you wake to open your eyes, take another breath and see another day is a gift and more than enough to be grateful. Remember that as long as you are here and breathing, everything will be okay. Everything always is, isn’t it? Take a deep breath, count your blessings and see your world for all the good that it is and not what it is not.

Life is precious. 

Be grateful.

Peace, love and blessing

Happy Thanksgiving world,

From Texas


“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward 

 There are so many quotes about gratitude that I could probably write a whole post with dozens of them. But, I dont have to because this awesome post from Entrepreneur.com by Matt Mayberry has compiled 20 of some of the best quotes on the importance of a being thankful. If you want a little extra inspiration to get you in that thankful mood, you can check out that post here. You’ll be glad you did.