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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Thursday

Good morning, I thought I'd finally get around to joining one of the "theme days." What better way to start than with "Thanksgiving Thursday"? I am a huge children's movie fan. We have a collection of VeggieTales that my children no longer watch but that I can't help but pull down off the shelf from time to time to watch. Here are a few lyrics about thanksgiving from Madame Blueberry:

"Because a thankful heart is a happy heart

I'm glad for what I have; that's an easy place to start.

For the love that we share 'cause He listens to our prayers,

That's why we say thanks every day!

Now, having said that..."

1. I am thankful for my relationship with God who loves me and cares deeply for me and blesses me abundantly and always has my back.

2. I am thankful for a husband who is easy-going and a lot more laid back than I am, who rarely complains about the state of the house even after he has worked long hours and come home to chaos and/or Hamburger Helper for dinner.

3. I am thankful for my kids who love simplicity almost as much as I do (or at least they're willing to put up with my love of it and show appreciation for what they have instead of whining about what they don't have--for the most part).

4. I am thankful for extended family: for my 92-year-old grandmother and all of her "good years" which are quickly spiraling into dementia-tainted confusion; for my mother who cares for her mother and her own grown children and grandchildren at times; for aunts and uncles and brothers and sisters and cousins who are always willing to pick up/drop off kids on a moments notice and rally together to celebrate everything.

5. I am thankful that I passed the NCLEX on the first try!


  1. Great list! Writing the things we are thankful for is a great way to stay positive!

  2. You're absolutely right, Hannah-sometimes we need the physical reminder of how fortunate we are! Have a great day. -EW

  3. YOU PASSED!!! Congratulations!!! That is something to be Thankful for! Praise ye the Lord! And, what a blessing to have extended family so close to you. I wish for that.

  4. I love this E-, makes me feel so good, and I want to go write down all that I am thankful and grateful for too. Starting off with you. Your a great friend, thanks for being in my life!

  5. Thanks for stopping by Bargain Mom. I am your newest follower! Nice blog.

  6. Thanks for stopping by, following and leaving comments! -EW

  7. Hey Eastlyn,
    This is a great list! I like that your children are thankful for the "simple" things. It is what I am striving for in my life and would like to teach my daughter.Thank you for joining Thanksgiving Thursday today! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  8. Beautiful list! It's always good to remember what we are thankful for because there really is so much! I like what Mama Hen said above, we can learn alot from our children and how they appreciate the simple things in life! Have a great day.

  9. It's so nice to read what others are thankful for. It reminds you of what you are thankful for yourself. This is a great idea!!
    Big Fat Mama

  10. Eastlyn, that's such a cool name. I haven't met an Eastlyn before. Love those words from Madame Blueberry song! Awesome list, esp. love #1. Congrats for passing the NCLEX your first try!

    Thanks for stopping by my site. You have a new follower!


  11. Madame Blueberry is my fav too...well you probably knew that already

  12. I am Thankful And Grateful For YOU !