Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Reasons to be Thankful

Its been a long time since I’ve visited this space, but Thanksgiving has always been an important time of the year to me – and, even though circumstances are far different this year, there is still and always much for which to be thankful.

There will be a large vacancy at the table this season – yet the absence of a physical presence does not also portend an absence of the spirit and the memory of all that has gone before.

In things small and large, happy and poignant, there will be moments to remember. In words said and in traditions continued, there will be memories. And in fleeting moments, it will seem that all is as its always been – and that is just as it should be.

Whether this Holiday finds you exploring long-honored traditions or those in their infancy, whether family and friends are near at hand or simply close in your heart, whether the sun shines on your day or clouds prevail, my wish is that your heart knows peace, that you remember and celebrate the things for which you are thankful – and that you let those who are important to you and who you love know exactly how much you care.

To my friends here old and new, to those who have visited frequently or just this once, I thank you. Your many words of kindness during a difficult time in my life have been and are very much appreciated and I am grateful to you all. And to those who brighten my life and my days – who listen and provide support and love to help me always see the sunshine on the horizon – thank you from my heart.

May each day of the year give you reason to be thankful. May each day of the year give you reason to smile.


jckfrstross said...

Happy Thanksgiving:)


inafrnz247 said...

::smiling::  Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rob.


marainey1 said...

So nice to see you entry today.  I'm always so thankful for each day and all the blessings of the day.  We don't know what tomorrow will bring so today we celebrate the greatness of each precious moment.  I lost my Dad this past summer and we'll remember him as so many others that will never be around the table again this holiday season.  We do have good memories of them that have helped to make us who we are and we'll be thankful for them always.

Happy Thanksgiving to You !
'On Ya' - ma

mariebm56 said...

Hey Rob,
I am glad you are posting...I missed you~
Beautiful entry & stunning autumn scene.  The colors are so rich & warm.
Happy Thanksgiving~
PS....I think I sent you 4 too many e-cards...sorry.  I was having a problem with the site...Ü, just delete them.
My new journal

nhd106 said...

What a beautifully, well-written, heartfelt message.
Thank YOU, Rob.

madcobug said...

This is a beautiful entry Sam and a beautiful picture to go with it. The first Thanksgiving and Christmas after you loose a loved one is always the hardest to get through. May God continue to bless and be with you. Helen

madcobug said...

PS Ooops here I am calling you Sam. Sorry Rob. Helen

rbrown6172 said...

love the is beautiful.  hope you have a happy thanksgiving.  i know the holidays can be tough after the loss of a loved one...may God bless you and give you a light heart and spirit as you remember and cherish wonderful memories of your dad.

radar446 said...

Welcome back to the journals, I've missed you...and your photography.  I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving as well.


midwestvintage said...

What a beautiful photo.  Happy Thanksgiving to you.


mutualaide said...

A lovely fall photo for all of us to enjoy.  May you too have the kind of Thanksgiving that gives you hope and peace for the coming winter months ...

So glad to see your post.  So very glad.

donejustwrite said...

Well, hello!  Lovely picture and a wonderful entry.  Hope you are doing well!

gdireneoe said...

((((You))))  SOO glad to see a post.  ABsolutely beautiful picture.  I hope you've been surrounded with more than a plenty of love and support this Thanksgiving, my friend.  I know he is very proud of you. ;)  C.

helmswondermom said...

I really love that picture.  It is good to see an entry from you.  I hope you are doing well.

jlocorriere05 said...

Sorry I missed this entry Rob. I love those covered bridges! I hope your Thanksgiving Day went well, there's so much to be thankful for in life. May you always find good things in yours to be thankful for. Jeannette xx