Count your blessings, one by one....

  1. With Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, I thought maybe we could list some of things we are thankful for in our lives. I know this has been a very tragic year for our nation and our fellow citizens and it may seem difficult to say what we are thankful for this year.

    I am thankful that I live in the best country in the whole world!! Even with all of the shortcomings America has, we are blessed. God Bless the USA!! I am also thankful for my loving husband, and my three sons. They bring a joy and happiness to my life that I can't even describe!! I am also thankful that I became a nurse (yes, truly). Even for all the griping and moaning I do, I can't imagine not being a nurse. I have learned so much from my patients, not so much about disease processes and such, but about life in general. I love talking with other people about their life experiences!!

    May you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving this week!!
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  3. by   Jenny P
    I am thankful for the sun rising and setting each day; for all of the wonderful people in my life who have helped me be the best person I can be; for a job and career which I still totally love; for the stamina to still be able to do the job I so love; for my husband who thinks that I am the Reason that the sun rises and sets; for my 2 kids who brighten my days (even though they sure complicate it at times!) I am thankful that I can see the meteor shower and hear the noise of the wind in the trees; I am thankful that my best friend from 8th grade lives just 2 miles away and we can still finish each others sentences. I am thankful that life hasn't always been easy, because I have learned to lean on God. I am thankful that I still know how to listen to others and understand what they are really saying to me.
    There are so many ways that my life has been blessed along its' bumpy path that I thank God for all of it!
  4. by   aimeee
    I am thankful for my health, the health of all my family, for my wonderful husband who says he couldn't live without me, for my 2 beautiful above average children, for my >100 year old house and all its myriad of challenges it presents us with along with its "character", for the chance to live in a lovely friendly place where everyone helps their neighbors, for labrador kisses, for purring cats, for all the beauty of the natural world around me, for enough income to live comfortably, for a job that I love that allows me to give to others. And finally, for finding my best friend from high school after 20 years via the internet, and being given this chance to support her in her daily battle with breast cancer for whatever time is given to her.
  5. by   woo 2
    i am thankful for all the blessings big and small in my life, i have a great husband and 2 kids who don't do drugs, arent alcoholics and have never been arrested. my oldest graduated in may from a university and while still unemployed everyday he tries his best to find a job. i have a warm house, food to eat, nice clothes to wear, a job i love and people who support me, what else do i need/ hope all of you have a happy turkey day
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    I am thankful for a lot of things. First of all, I am thankful that I have a loving husband who loves me more than I deserve.

    I am thankful that I have a wonderful family--especially my parents--who instilled in me a set of values that have gotten me to this point in my life.

    I am thankful that I have a roof over my head--food in my belly and clothes on my back--as I know that there are plenty people in this world that do not have those basics.

    I am thankful for my health--even though I am more than a few pounds overweight--I am able to walk and see and hear and smell and speak.

    I am thankful for being a nurse--I have always wanted to help people and now I am living that dream.

    I am thankful that Ilive in the USA because if I were born in any other country--I might not be doing what I am doing today.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  7. by   nur20
    I am thankful that i live in America, tho not perfect but still the best place to live. I am very thankful for the health of me and mine. Thankful that i achieved my goal in this world, and working at what i love.I have a roof, i have food, have someone that cares. There are so many people that do not have this, especially this year. Technically i'm wealthy.Anything else is just decadent and greedy
    Last edit by nur20 on Nov 20, '01
  8. by   nicola
    I, too, am grateful to be living in this country. I'm grateful that no one I love was killed in the WTC attack.

    I'm grateful for my wonderful boyfriend who loves me "all the time, no matter what", as my little sister used to say. I'm grateful for my family who manages to keep me included even tho I live 200 miles away. I'm grateful for Amtrak to take me to them tomorrow afternoon!

    I'm grateful for my job that feeds, clothes and houses me. I'm grateful for the extras in my life, for the many opportunities to enjoy that the city offers me.

    I'm thankful for my church family. They're a wacky bunch that keeps me sane! I'm grateful for my pastor and the other priests who help us parishoners to grow in our faith.

    Wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey and pumpkin pie! (Or in our case, mocha pecan pie!)
  9. by   night owl
    I'm thankful for all of the above reasons but most of all, I'm thankful for life itself and I thank the dear Lord for giving me a chance to enjoy it, even if that includes all of it's up's and down's!

    May you all have a wonderful and bless-ed Thanksgiving!