Monday, November 12, 2018

Why do we Celebrate Thanksgiving?

This post is part of a Thankful Loop post as part of the Natural Living Bloggers Helping Each Other facebook Group. Please click the links below the post to read other bloggers post within the loop.

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? Is it because we want to remember the story behind this day? Is it because this is an opportunity for family and friends to come together for food and fun? Is it because we want to take this day to reflect on everything we have to be thankful for? I wonder how many people/families actually focus on what they are thankful for.

For me it is just another day for I feel we should express thankfulness and gratitude every day. With this in mind I am going to share with you all that I am thankful for every day of the year. Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions we can send out into the universe.


I give thanks for my family every week as they are a big force behind every success in my life. Not only that, but they each bring something into my life that I feel I wouldn't have without them. Let's start with my husband, he supports me no matter what crazy idea I might come up with. He is also a financial genius and keeps in line when it comes to my finances. I'm very thankful that we both share the same ideas and views as to the way we live our lives. We love to laugh and have fun joking around in public, some get it and laugh others just look at us like we are crazy. No matter we love to have fun, go rockhounding, sit a the beach, travel and being around family.

My oldest child my daughter is a beautiful friend and so much more. She is twenty seven and brings knowledge into my life, she makes me think. Neither one of us had a sister and we feel this gives more strength to our relationship. My two sons always say she is my favorite, not true. We just have a lot in common, we both love nature, we love to be creative, we are free thinkers, we are always open to  new thoughts and ideas. She can draw, write and has a great eye to see something as something else or see how to make it better. She loves the thrift store and finds items that need a new home and gives them a new life.

My big teddy bear, my middle child is a big man with a bigger heart. He is also a free thinker and we have had many intense conversations that led to both of us going hmm. He just turned twenty two and works in IT which comes in handy when computer or phone issues arise. I love his sense of humor, he always makes me laugh along with others around him. If he didn't have stage fright he might have been a great actor. He can create a whole script with multiple characters and put the whole thing on himself. He inherited his drawing abilities from his father and writing skills from me. I encouraged him to become a published writer, but he said no. He was afraid that would make him not liking writing anymore and didn't want that to happen.

My youngest is nineteen and has been known as the walking encyclopedia. He craves knowledge in every aspect, but really like anything having to do with science. I remember one day walking into his room and seeing a thesaurus and dictionary laying on his bed next to his pillow. I asked him if he slept with them and he said yes. It appears that his brain was just absorbing all that knowledge as he slept. He has an extensive vocabulary and at times I'm like what does that mean to which he often replies you don't know? He prefers to be by himself or with the family especially his older brother, his best friend. We have very intense conversation which most of the time feels more like a debate. At the same time he also makes me think about certain things I would have never thought of.

I could go on about the amazing attributes of my family, but I will it right there. The most important aspect of our family is our generosity towards others, our empathy for others and the love we feel and show each other. I am truly thankful for my family.


I really do not have any friends except my daughter and husband, I have a lot of acquaintances though. I am thankful for them because they teach me things and force me to take a different look at things. The biggest thing they have pointed out to me is that with my business I am too trusting of other people who ask questions. I have been told I say too much. I can't help it, though I have gotten better, I like to see the good in people and believe they are not out to steal my ideas.

Daily Life

When it comes to my daily life I wake up being thankful for the bed I just got to sleep in. I'm thankful for my home, the material objects, which is not much, that I have in it. That parking space that is close to the store when it's raining. I'm thankful for every customer that purchases from me, both at the market and on my website. I'm thankful for the lives I get to change on a daily basis. I'm thankful for those in my life who believe in me and want to see me succeed. I'm thankful for the gifts and talents that I have and that I can share them with others. I am thankful for all that nature gives to us. I am thankful I am strong and healthy. I am thankful for the new opportunities that come into my life. I am thankful for the new people who come into my life that I can help them grow their business through collaboration. I am thankful for those willing to help me grow my business and not want anything in return. I am thankful for all the knowledgeable people who cross my path that I get to learn from.

Always be Thankful

Always be thankful especially when you don't feel thankful it will make you feel better. There is always, always something to be thankful for just look around you. Don't just wait for that one day a year, Thanksgiving, to give thanks in everything give thanks. Namaste.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you Joyce! Every day is a day to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with your readers!