Hi to all five of you who are still coming around…  

I just wanted to mention a thing or two then you can get on to what you were doing.

Another friend has died. He was 54 years old and had been battling a cancerous tumor for awhile. I guess they thought he was doing better when he got up the other morning, coughed a couple of times and evidently ruptured the tumor or some part of it that was on an artery, causing him to bleed to death.

Then, i was home today making coffee cake, pies, and the turkey for tomorrow and as ususal had the holiday music going. Dan Fogelburg's "Auld Lang Syne" (sp?) came on. I realized once more that he was no longer with us either. He was taken by pancreatic cancer way too young. Such a talent, snuffed out early.

I didn't blog today to bum you out, I'm sorry if I have. I just want you all to remember how short life really can be and to take a few minutes on this Thanksgiving day to truly give thanks for what you have in your life. Not the 'stuff', but the people… the relationships all around you, be it a mere acquaintance or your children or your life partner. It can all be gone in a flash.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone… ! 

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10 thoughts on “Thankful”

  1. I wish you and yours a happy holiday! We must all be thankful for what we have–especially the little things. As you said, life is short.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Sue! I am so glad that you could find something to be thankful for even in the wake of loss.

    Now go eat and be merry!

  3. Sorry about the loss of your friend. Always good to remember how lucky we are to have the ones we love in our lives! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Sue, I hope that in spite of circumstances, you are enjoying a great Thanksgiving with your wonderful family.

    I’m sorry about the loss of your friend. We lost a dear friend last week, too, and he was only fifty-two years old–it was quite a shock to us.

    Can you believe we are postponing Thanksgiving until Saturday? My husband is working very long hours, including nights, and that will be the only time he will be here to enjoy it..thanks to the retail business at holiday time! 🙂

  5. Despite the losses, I’m glad you have such a wonderful husband, children who are thriving, and a safe place to live and work. We have much to be thankful for, despite the shadows and the pain. (hugs)

  6. Sorry to hear about your friend, but I know what you mean about appreciating life for today rather than continuing to wait for things to be perfect or for the time to be right. It just never is.

    I still come around — I’m just a bit slow these days.

  7. I don’t get around as often as I like but I still check in. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

    I hope your Christmas is merry.

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