mindfulness

Thanksgiving Day

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness:
just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it,
just warmth and shelter and home folks,
just plain food that gives us strength,
the bright sunshine on a cold day,
and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Frog Falls, British Columbia

Laura Ingalls Wilder was just 15, when she become a teacher in order to support her struggling family. She had a blind sister, a paralyzed husband, and lost her home in a fire.  Her second child died at very young age.

In light of that, her attitude and writings are remarkable.

Today, tomorrow, and thereafter I am grateful for a priviliged life.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Day

  1. An excellent quote to remind us what this day is about. Negative factors eventually happen in our lives, some more significant than others. We can choose to become victims, or move forward, and learn to appreciate further the things that are good in life.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you also.

    I’ve just been reading an article on Linkedln about the people who live in the face of adversity and how much stronger it makes them.

    But still, its all in the Mind. Some people in difficult situations or cultures, survive and thrive and others………fall down in a heap.

    I’m grateful for a good education. It was not until I got a home computer and started reading on the internet that I became truly aware of how many people can’t string a coherent sentence together, let alone spell common words.

    (I’m not talking about typos or intermittent brain fog when I can’t think straight 🙂 ).

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