Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Submitted by KnightLord on November 22, 2012 - 10:19am.

I was thinking this morning about how much I have to be thankful for today ... well, every day actually. The things I talk about online are rarely the things I like or approve of, but that's what keeps it interesting.

I've been told that I always expect people to live up to a higher standard than they can achieve, but during the season that begins today they usually do. Their smiles are more heart-felt, their generosity more genuine, they are more courteous, more apt to hold a door open for others, and they are more like the best we can all be. That's why I'm thankful for this season; it shows what we could be all year round if we only would.

I'm thankful to live in East Tennessee where the mountains, rivers, lakes, skies and vistas are always breath-taking.

I'm thankful for the life I've been allowed to live. Though I'm far from wealthy, I'm rich in ways few can calculate. When my Mother died in 2011 my own children each called to make sure I was okay, to console and encourage me, and to tell me just how much they love me and how important I am to them.

I'm thankful for my wife. We've been together almost 20 years and when I've had a hard day, I'm upset, or facing a challenge I'm not sure I can overcome; I think of her and somehow it doesn't matter if I get slammed to the ground because I know she's going to be there to help me to my feet again. Her trust is so precious to me, her love warms my heart no matter how cold it may be, and her arms lift me higher than I ever thought I could reach.

My friends, though few, are my family. They see me for who I really am, and they generally get me {not bad because sometimes I don't even get myself}.

These are my heart, my life's blood, and my soul, and I am thankful for each and every one. Most of all I am thankful to our Father for giving me this life, and pray He forgives me for the times I forget the blessings He has set before me. I'm also thankful to my Brother, the King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords, for making a way for me to be a part of His Family.

Last, but not least, I'm thankful that my heart remains tender enough to recognize these and other blessings, and beauty, in my life. I hope that in this season your heart allows you to see the same kinds of things in your own life.

Peace and love go with you every day of your life. Happy Thanksgiving, and may you have a Holy Day season that is amazing and wondrous.

Knight / Q

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