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In some respects, it's been a rough year around here. We all have our own crosses to bear. I'm still job hunting after more than 18 months, work for DH has been hard to come by most of this year, money is tight, (isn't it always?) we've lost several family members this last year, and a beloved dog just a few weeks ago. Yet, as I sat last night stitching the binding on this comforter I made for my son for Christmas (he likes it 'puffy' not quilted!) I am very thankful for the things in my life that are so good! I have a warm, dry roof over my head, although we aren't financially 'comfortable' yet, our bills are paid. I have a loving husband who likes to sit and talk to me with his feet tucked up under the quilt I am working on. My children and grandchildren are happy and healthy, and my kitties all love to snuggle on my quilts and keep us both warm while I work. I am content. I may not have everything I want, but I have everything I need! And for those blessings, I am truly THANKFUL!

Hope everyone of you has a BLESSED THANKSGIVING!

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Comment by karenthequilter on November 28, 2010 at 7:04am
Well said Cheryl!
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on November 24, 2010 at 6:17pm
Abraham Lincoln said that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. I'm glad you made up your mind to be happy. Blessings right back at you!
Comment by vicki l childs on November 24, 2010 at 12:30pm
That is a very thankful attitude, and it couldn't have been said better. I am sure many many people feel the same way you do. I know I do.
Comment by Lori/MD on November 24, 2010 at 10:47am
Happy Thanksgiving. You captured it perfectly!
Comment by Irene Gallway on November 24, 2010 at 10:37am
I have to stop often and count my blessings also. A few more dollars a month would sure take the pressure off at times but I'm not as bad off as others and I thank God for having my health. It's my prayer that 2011 will be better for you and that you and dh will find steady work.
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on November 24, 2010 at 9:22am
Amen, Cheryl. I am right there with you.
Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on November 24, 2010 at 9:17am
Blessings to you Cheryl, thanks for sharing!! You are a testament to living in the "Joy of the Lord" no matter what is going on around us. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on November 24, 2010 at 9:04am
Well said, Cheryl. Even in those rough times, there are always things for which we can be thankful. Blessings to you and yours!
Comment by Judith Cogswell on November 24, 2010 at 8:39am
You have a loving family and I'm sure your son will be very happy with his quilt. Have a nice Thanksgiving.
Comment by Pam/NY on November 24, 2010 at 8:38am
You do have much to be thankful for...we all need to stop and take inventory, and not go further into debt on Friday!

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