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What are you thankful for this year?

 
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It has been a very rough year for me personally. Every time I think of it, my eyes must open wider, because dust always seems to get in and cause them to get watery.... Anyway.

As Thanksgiving approaches (for those of us in the US), what are you thankful for? Lets see if we can forget about the bad stuff for just a little while and share some thankfulness and gratitude.

I am especially thankful that I will be able to be with my kids on Thanksgiving. Earlier this year, I did not know if that was going to happen.
I am thankful for my improved health.
I am thankful for the permies community which gives me a place to go veg out, gain knowledge, and share knowledge.

What about you?
 
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Gratitude abounds for the amazing way the Lord meets my needs before I even know I have the need.
 
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I am thankful for rain. Water falling from the Sky is such a blessing.
 
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Give thanks every day.. because the sun came up again, and gave us all a chance to try and do a little better than yesterday.
 
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Nobody says I can't bump my own, right? :)

I'm thankful for electricity and the people who invented heaters and de-icers. It makes watering livestock so much easier in the winter.

 
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I am also thankful for seed catalogs that make me want to grow way more than I have space for.
 
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Hey my neighborhood didn't burn down. Again! We are on a roll here.

 
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I'm thankful my biopsy came back negative.
 
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I am thankful that I get to spend another Thanksgiving with family.

We will have ham, baked beans, and potato salad.  Not quite the usual dinner though if I get energetic we might have a pear pie.

I am also thankful for the permies community forum and all the great members.
 
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I'm thankful for the gas,water, electric and central heat/ac that comes with the roof over my head.and the different ways I have for staying warm when the electric goes off.food on the table.money in the bank.the vehicle that I have.my internet friend's and family.my four legged furry girl. she'll be 12 come January
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Not starving....yet
have not been completely taken over by our Chicom overlords....yet
have a few friends
not broke
not homeless
the antics and innocence of small children, dogs, and young calves
brushy fencerows
vermiculture
those that are militant composters and recyclers
studded snow tires
service stations (not convenience stores)
older country music (pre mid 80's)
fall colors
rotational grazing
Barco silt loam soils
down to earth people
saucy Greek, Italian, and Latina women
a good chiropractor
pasta, gyros, ribeye's, bacon, ice cream, taco's, fried zucchini, crab legs
big fluffy snowflakes coming down so thick you cannot see past 40 feet in front of you
a stringer full of bluegills and perch on a hot summers evening  
good neighbors
people with common sense
AM radio stations
photosynthesis
the nitrogen cycle
Swiss Army pocket knife and old Western knives
lever action rifles
Ruger and S&W revolvers
Jeeps
compact cars with manual transmissions






 
 
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Thankful for comedy keeps the spirit going

 
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I am thankful to God for all that has been so lovingly provided to me in life.  I am thankful for the good and the bad because there are lessons to be learned from both.  Thank you God for the breath of life.
 
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Dan Fish wrote:Hey my neighborhood didn't burn down. Again! We are on a roll here.



Definitely something to be thankful for in your neck of the woods!  btw.. are you THE Fish?
 
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After all of the tragedy in my life, I'm thankful for a new family member. My grandbaby, Marceline.
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I'm thankful for so many things, most of all good health while my family and I still have it!

I'm thankful to have a supportive family.

I'm thankful to have a roof over my head.

Perhaps one I often forget is that I'm thankful for this life-giving pale blue spot amidst the dark void of forever.



 
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I am now thankful that this is the day after Thanksgiving...

I can put all my todo lists in the trash and start a new one for things that need to get done between now and December.

I am also thankful that we had a nice dinner with our daughter and son-in-law.

Tiny kitty is thankful that all the visitors are gone and she can come back home where it is warm.  She is sound asleep in her new recliner aka as mine.
 
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Yes, the day after Thanksgiving brings its own set of thanks.  The cats that were attracted inside by the good smells have returned outside.  All the dishes are finally washed, and the house has returned to normal … for us.
 
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I am not THE fish hahaha.
 
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Dan Fish wrote:I am not THE fish hahaha.



Ok.. In the world of skateboarding (to which I used to belong) there is a fellow known as FISH. Figured it was worth asking, and still glad your neighborhood didn’t burn down!
 
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It's a new year, so I missed this, but I am thankful for...
-Having a roof over my head, which is still stable and safe
-Having the means to continue to live here
-Having neighbors who will help me, despite our differences of "opinion"
-Having one friend who will still do things with me
-The ability to look up and learn almost anything I can possibly imagine, both online, and in the multitude of used books that I can access, affordably
-The two little libraries that I know of, where I can pass on some of my books, and get more
-This forum, to be able to connect with like-minded people, who are making small changes to improve the world
-Other online sites, with like-minded people in different sectors
-The ability to trust my intuition, question events, and change, based on what I discover
-The increasing number of people who have businesses and take action to create a more natural, sustainable world (not just one that claims to be such)
-The technology I'm learning about, to help us heal from the modern health challenges
-A mindset that is willing to change and adapt
-The courage to listen to my inner wisdom, even when I am in such a minority, I fear I may end up the last person alive, at the rate things are going
-My animals, because although they challenge my patience and emotional balance when they seem to be squawking about NOTHING...I can remind myself I rescued them, I provide a home for them, and they help stop insect pest cycles, fertilize my yard, give me eggs and entertainment
--The chaos in the world around me, because it slapped me into discovering how much is going wrong, and forced me to question what I was doing, my closed mind and beliefs, and to make changes
--Learning EFT (emotional freedom technique)--it helps me deal with all the chaos, and my emotions

(Here's a quick demo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRfLTQjJhp0)

-And this post, which forced me to stop and focus on the positive  

 
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