Being Thankful

When things aren’t going as well as they could it’s easy to focus on the challenges. Keith will tell you I’m a pessimist but I prefer to think of it as being realistic and my way of dealing with stress is to think things through and decide what I’m going to do about the problems I’m facing. As long as I have a plan I know I can get through anything and in spite of recent challenges, I have a lot to be thankful for.

Today, among other things, I’m thankful for the following.

A good night’s sleep

That Keith can spend Thanksgiving with his mother

That Chesty has progressed from pain to itching and that the Benadryl is helping to control that

The Turkey and Dressing I’m going to eat later

A HeartStrings sew along this holiday weekend that gets me back in the sewing room

New carpet and a somewhat decluttered home

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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13 thoughts on “Being Thankful

  1. Sue

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mary. I think you sound like a realist and that is a good thing. You are also very kind hearted and I admire all that you do with Heartstrings and how you share not only your quilting with us, but also your life. My best to you and Little Chesty.

  2. Dianne King

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mollie. I hope you and Chesty have a wonderful day. Wonderful, too, that Keith can visit his mother. I appreciate the “realist” title and applaud it…especially knowing what I do of your kind and caring heart. Nothing wrong with being a realist and I think it’s only the rational thing to be!

  3. Penny G

    No pessimism there. You are not only grateful but also contribute to the happiness of others. May your day be wonderful. I am counting my blessings which are numerous. As numerous as my granddaughter’s who counted at least 10 on her fingers before we told her every one needed a turn so we could eat.

  4. Nancy

    Mary, I am so glad that Chesty is doing better. The way you deal with life sounds a lot like me. I like to think things through also. I like you thankful list. I have to remind myself when I am going thru the tough times to remember all the things to be thankful for. If that does not help….then I go and feel my fabric. Sigh, all better now.

  5. Nancy

    Glad to hear that some of the obstacles are crumbling or being moved aside.

    I always prepare myself for the worse case scenario; then, I can handle anything that comes my way.

  6. Linda H

    Many, many graces and blessings in all our lives …. we just need to “see” them 😉 A very nice post, Mollie!

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