Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

In a continuation of our family tradition, everyone who joined us for Thanksgiving dinner is helping to write this post. We even got telephonic input from my brother in Savannah. Happy, happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. Team Lawson prays that you will always count your blessings instead of your sorrows. We pray that you will laugh every day and never fail to tell the people you love how much they mean to you. Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. I am grateful for you.



a list of gratitude

* baseball cards * puzzle tables * my son is back in college * Littlest Pet Shops * my oldest son is alive * health * safety * 2 pound peppermint sticks * the Lord gave me enough health to serve Him another year * a great Thanksgiving meal * I have enjoyed the dogs so much this year. * wonderful spiritual growth comes through trials * God is faithful. * warm socks * thoughtful gifts * going back to school and enjoying it * my family * YoYo Ma * Christmas time is coming * Hunger Games * reading * we live in a country with freedom without religious persecution * beautiful sunsets * blogging * long weekends * my camera and new lenses * His indescribable gift * His love * compassion * pumpkin pie * the books that click for a student and they discover they love to read * children with good manners * momma * long walks * sleeping in on Black Friday * the way that our parents are interested in whatever Sloane cares about * JT singers (Sloane's school choir) * grandchildren * grandparents * parents who make time with their children a priority * my second grade teaching team * my 40th birthday * unlimited texting * magazine subscriptions * my daughters-in-law * a house full of books * Scoopy (Sloane's blankie) * our beautiful bed * a good night's sleep * a great pillow * the Word * summer camp * Senior pictures * Facebook connections * old friends * new friends * date nights * sleepovers * blog swaps and thoughtful partners * John Thomas Elementary * laughter * funny movies * Cars * my mother * the way my Dad always does the dishes after a family dinner * family stories * my wife * books, books, books, BOOKS! * stationary * snail mail * youtube * happy tears * veterans * sunflare * bokeh * babies * saving money * an old iron bed * contentment * laughter * joy * peace * gratitude * lists * love * hugs * kisses * snuggling * ticklish feet * new clothes * balloons * love, love, love * so much love! *

And you? What are you thankful for today?

27 comments:

Rhonda said...

I love your thankful list! Thank you for the very kind words today! They meant a lot. I hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving! Hugs!

Suz said...

Your father does the dishes!
wow
What a great list
so many blessings this year
so many answered prayers...although all prayer is answered..in its time
love to you and yours Relyn

Roban said...

What a lovely list, and I love how you included everyone's thoughts with yours.

I should add to my list the friendships I've made through blogging. It's such a joy to visit here.

susanna said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Relyn! I really like your idea of inviting loved ones to participate on your blog. It's a wonderful modern tradition.

Today, I am thankful for this morning's snowfall, for my husband, J, who makes me laugh every day, for surprise letters and gifts that arrived in the mail this past week (thank you!), for music that has me dreaming of paintings and photographs, for the chocolate brownies that my sweetiepie brought home from the store today - yum!

S. Etole said...

so thankful for you and the things you share with us both in word and image ...

JUST ME said...

Relyn,

Many Many Many blessings to you and yours is my wish for you today.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Angie

patty said...

i love your list, but i love your first paragraph, too... so warm and inviting. i've parused earelier posts and i like your little things/big things, too... great idea. and your photos? gorgeous! heartfelt-love that.
blessings to you!

Jeanne said...

Relyn
I just discovered your blogs thru Greenwich Daily Photo
and want to tell you how much I enjoyed reading thru them. I love your writing voice and look forward to more :)

Thank you!

Jeanne xx

Derrick said...

I'm a little late to the gathering but I know what a wonderful time you all had and that will continue through the holiday. I'm grateful that the generous encouragement of blog friends enabled me to discover my inner poet as well as read their amazing words. Happy Thanksgiving to all at chez Lawson!

lakeviewer said...

Love,love, love............................

Lubna said...

Sorry, I am a bit late in wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Hope you had a great one. Thanks for being my blogger friend.

Char said...

gorgeous list - i smiled and laughed as i read some. there is a lot of thankfulness on this list.

Lara said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Relyn! I love the list you put together, it made me smile.

Andrea said...

Thank you for all your awesome posts and for your thoughtful comments on Arise 2 Write. You will never know what your visits and comments mean to me. Thank you for being you!
Hugs,
andrea

Jeanne said...

How beautiful and lovely and precious.
I love you
Jeanne♥

Jennifer Richardson said...

Magnificent list!
All your lists have meant
so much to me
~I value you and your heart
and blog so very, very much.
Grateful for your muchness
and the you in my life:)
-Jennifer

HKatz said...

What a great idea, to ask people at your table and in your family to say things they're thankful for.

You're a super person, and I'm happy I came across your blog this past year and met you.

ylekiotea2j said...

I am so thankful everyday for the love and grace from my heavenly Father. What an amazing thing, everyday is Thanksgiving! I just returned from having Thanksgiving with my wonderful son and daughter=in-law. What a blessing! They invited me to their first Thanksgiving together as husband and wife! Married just over 6 months, what a blessing they are. Nicole is a wonderful cook....the meal was great but the joy of sharing it with them was awesome! Thank you Father for watching over me on the trip and for the presence of Jesus traveling with me! May your family be blessed abundantly this season........I like your blog! HIS forever, Terri

krista said...

you are such a warm presence for me. and i appreciate your insight and your inspiration and your kindness. your friendship is not taken for granted...and even though this may sound strange considering we've never actually "met" i'm thankful for the community we belong to.
xoxo

Marilyn said...

Our family tradition is to each share what we are thankful for. It is always shared with a tear or two. Your list is fantastic. I love laughter and a good night's sleep, yes, and the 40th birthday is extra special too. Oh so many things on your list I can say ditto. Thanks for you!

jackie said...

i am thankful for you!!! for having you as a friend and not forgetting about me. thank you for making my day!

Yolanda said...

I have loved all your lists of late and I love the smile you put on my face when I come for a visit.

Marilynne said...

I'm thankful for having my family together today in Florida. I'm thankful that the personal world I live in is the right world for me. I love to be here.

Thanks for being a blogging friend.

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Thanksgiving Relyn, hope your weekend is full of more blessings.

Jeanie said...

Wow -- I just love this. Love how you gathered them all.

May I add that I am grateful for the beauty and thought you bring into my life -- and the new friendships!

Gina said...

great list to be thankful for

Jaime said...

I am thankful that I got to celebrate Thanksgiving in October, and now, once again with all of my american blogging friends! I try and be grateful everyday, but two special days dedicated to gratitude....well, I am overflowing. :)
This list is full of happy-making goodness.
xo

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