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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving 2010 - how did it get here so fast? Weren't we just putting away the Christmas decorations? Wasn't it just summer? In the blink of an eye it arrived. Before falling fully into the Christmas frenzy once again and coming up with those New Year resolutions, it's time to look back, to remember, and to give thanks.

I am thankful for the food I will have on my table today, a warm, dry, safe home, the love of friends and family even though they are far away this holiday. I am thankful for being able to go off and explore this year, in Harper's Ferry, in Acadia, in St. Augustine and appreciate the beauty of nature. I am thankful for a hockey year that was capped off by a Stanley Cup; though winning isn't everything, after so many years of living that line, it's nice to experience the joy of victory. I am thankful to have met several friends this year in person, at a Valenpug party, at a CrystalCon in Pittsburgh, at a date-night dinner in Florida; each new friend touches me, making me a better person, taking a little of me and leaving a little of themselves. I am thankful for the time I had with Rainy and the lessons learned; she will be in my heart forever and because of her one day I will have a forever pup. I am thankful for memories of those no longer here; their spirit lives in memories and carries on in the little things I do each day that I learned from them. I am thankful for the plans we are making for two family trips next year; travel not only provides interesting things to do and learn about different places, it provides life-long memories and quality time with family. I am thankful for the struggles, some big, some small, throughout this year; they have strengthened me and given me a focus on what is really important. And I am thankful to everyone reading this, for letting me express myself, for welcoming me into your world.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Yoda & Brutus said...

What a wonderful post!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says that is a furry nice post and so puts things into perspekhtive!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Benny and Lily said...

What a cute post
Happee Thanksgiving
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I remember the first time I found your blog.
We said,,, wow, this person speaks from their heart.
And then you became a favorite,, because you share honesty.
You hide nothing,,, and your thankfulness --- well, we feel your words,,,,
and so as we remember with you memories you shared with us,,, your love for Rainy,,,
we thank you- for trying,, and putting forth the effort, and doing the right thing,,
and we thank you for sharing with us.
Happy Thanksgiving

Sequoia & Petunia said...

The girls are wishing you a happy thanksgiving!

Hank said...

What a nice post, and we LOVE the picture!

Sarah, Hank and Molly

Southern Fried Pugs said...

What a lovely post. I read on Beefy's blog that you have a friend moving to Virginia. I'm in Norfolk, if she's moving anywhere close. I have contacts in various places in Virginia, so if she has any questions, she can contact me on my blog.

Percy coco said...

Touching post! We loves it!! Thanks DW for commenting on me and my pug mamas blog. My mom is wondering, how did you sit like that and NOT touch the pie? I would of gobbled it down so fast. We look forward to reading your past adventures & catching up!

xoxo Percy (and his mom's thumbs)

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Thanks for chatting on our post. We wanted to let you know that Winston over at Two cats and a pug are doing a drawing for a puggy ornament and all you have to do is do a bloggy about your Christmas decor and mention it be leaving a comment on 'dere bloggy and you get entered to win the ornament.
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I have missed you and your words