- I have a loving husband who recognizes my need to spend excessive time with my horses. Not only does he tolerate my billions of hours spent at the barn, he encourages it. For that, I am thankful.
- I have a stable, good paying job. My job affords me the time to spend with my horses while at the same time (more than adequately) funds my obsession. For that too, I am thankful.
- I am healthy and fit. I try to make good nutritional and exercise choices, but really, health is God given. For that, I am thankful.
- I have two healthy, personable, and hard working horses resting comfortably in their stalls this morning. For this, I am very thankful.
The First Thanksgiving
Today is Thanksgiving Day, the day Americans have set aside to express their gratitude for the good received. For non-American readers, "in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November." - History.com.
I am thankful for so many things, and no doubt you've been making your own list this week. Here are some of the things for which I am grateful.