Thanksgiving is Thursday. What am I thankful for?

Rest and be thankful. William Wordsworth

Thanksgiving is Thursday. What am I thankful for? The list is almost endless. Here, in the order they occur to me, are 10 of the things I’m thankful for this morning.

1. I’m thankful that my foot is healing. I have a boot and can use a walker now.

2. I’m thankful for my best friend, true companion, lover and love of my life: my husband.

3. I’m thankful that my sons are loving, kind, honest people. I’m proud of them.

4. I’m thankful I still have my mother and that she is not suffering and is relatively happy.

5. I’m thankful that, despite my overweight-out-of-shape condition, I do not have diabetes or heart disease.

6. I’m thankful for the Catholic Church.

7. I’m thankful for the gift of eternal life.

8. I’m thankful for second chances.

9. I’m thankful for a car that runs, computers, internet, electricity, hot and cold running water, central air and heat and the delete button on my keyboard.

10. I am thankful for my girlfriends, without whom life would be shades of dull.


  • Kathie

    I’m thankful to God for your gifts and abilities to write and to address the issues we face today from a faith perspective. God bless you Rebecca!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Oh Kathie, that is so lovely. Thank you!

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  • Justine

    In 10 lines you have thanked for everything that Existence has offered and graced you. You are a blessed and contented person indeed!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I am blessed Justine. God has taken care of me even when I was in defiance of Him and even when I didn’t take care of myself. I am having a wonderful life.

  • Wendy

    It is wonderful to hear that your foot is healing well! I’m thankful for my children playing their musical instruments today. It means they are on the mend from the flu bug. And I am thankful for blogs by people of faith. I especially like ones, like yours, that speak the truth and can make me smile at the same time. :)
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Wendy. Healing from illness and injury is a miracle we take for granted — like so many others. I’m glad your kids are feeling better, both for their sakes and for yours. :-)

  • http://www, Patty

    Too bad you don’t have a “like” button! I am thankful that I have too much to be thankful for. As the saying goes, we don’t have much money but we are rich in took me long enough to realize that. Happy Thanksgiving – Patty

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Patty. I think my richest time of life was back when my babies were babies and we didn’t have two pennies to rub together.

  • Imelda

    They are wonderful blessings indeed – they are the necessities of life (unless one is called to a different state of life, that is). :-)

    I am most thankful to God for the family He blessed me with, and I will consider myself supremely blessed if I can, like you, have the joy of having well-raised and God- loving adult children.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your family.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Imelda.

  • Michael Snow

    Yes, we all have much for which to be thankful, and as others above have noted, we are thankful to God. It would be good if we make this clear to others, that the key focus about the Thanksgiving Day proclamations of the past was upon the object of our thankfulness–God.
    Today, that aspect is often left out of the picture in our society and public schools.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      True Michael. We are entering a time of active public and social attack on the faith. It is up to us to work out how we will resist this as Christians together.

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