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On Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and everyone likes to take time to reflect on what they are thankful for. I have plenty of things to be thankful for; my husband, family, dogs, our home, my job, friends, health, food, this blog and all the people I have connected with.The thing is, shouldn’t we be reflecting on that every day? Not just the big obvious things either, but all the little things we take for granted…

Pain relievers, toilet paper, extension cords, soap, washing machines, light bulbs, coffee, cars, beer, HVAC systems, chocolate, and the list goes on and on.

So as we enter in to this holiday season, every time you get frustrated because four different people want you to come to their house to celebrate on the same day…be thankful that you have those four people in your lives who care enough to want you there.

When your child is screaming in the store and wants all 987 toys they see in front of them, take a deep breath and be thankful that your child is healthy enough to want those toys. Some parents will spend their holiday in the hospital with a child fighting for their lives, or mourning the one they lost or never got to meet.

And when you are stuck in the holiday mall traffic, be thankful that we have men and women every day who are risking their lives for our country to have freedom and petty things like commercialism.

And of course, Wednesday isn’t really Wednesday without a few confessions.

Confessions in ecards


The greatest loss of the 90's.

This is true.

You know it!


So many of my friends will attest to this

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  • Reply pinky November 26, 2014 at 7:24 am

    There is always something to be thankful for, but it’s sad how quickly we forget what we have for what we want! Great post, friend!

    And your Ecards made me laugh, as usual!

  • Reply Kerry November 26, 2014 at 8:09 am

    It is sad people forget how lucky they have it when they are trampling each other for a sale, but always something to be thankful for every day. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Reply alyssa November 26, 2014 at 8:14 am

    So well said. Happy Thanksgiving Nadine! Have a great long weekend.

  • Reply kristen November 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

    very true and well said, but damn girl way to make me get all teary 😉

  • Reply Courtney B November 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Love, love, LOVE this incredible reminder!! Thank you for that!
    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  • Reply Morgan November 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

    We were obviously on the same wavelength with our posts today! 🙂
    As always, last night was so much fun with you ladies!

  • Reply Biana Perez November 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

    You said it so well!! All the little annoyances we have are not bad at all!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  • Reply Helene November 26, 2014 at 10:19 am

    such a wonderful reminder!! happy thanks giving!

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design November 26, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I’m loving all the thankful lists! I know we should do it all year round but it’s what I really love about Thanksgiving. Family time and appreciating what we have. Also food.

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter November 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I try to think of this periodically. After Hurricane Sandy (I live in Staten Island) I had no electricity for a few weeks. It was cold, dark and the tunnel that my bus takes to get me into NYC had flooded so my commute was hours long. It really opened my eyes to the luxuries that we take for granted every day. Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the day to day inertia of our lives and forget the blessings we have.

  • Reply tricia coniglio November 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    As I am scrolling down to comment I see the funny about the lady dressing like catwoman! hahaa

    Love this post. It is so true. There are silly little things we don’t even appreciate – or maybe a better word is think about. One thing for me is high speed internet. If a page takes 7 seconds to load I think the dang internet is “too slow”.

    We definitely get caught up in day to day things. You are right, we should appreciate EVERY day.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal November 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Yes! We were just having this conversation with Emry – being thankful for the little things!
    And toilet paper is HIGH on my list – as is WINE. hahahahaha Just saying.

    Oh the catwoman meme – Yes, I know, I was in the same meeting next to you, but I was totally in a Wonderwoman costume!

    And I too, am not the friend you put on speaker phone!

  • Reply Krystal November 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Such a good reminder to be thankful for the little things!

  • Reply Teh Megan November 26, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Those last 3 are totally applicable to my life.

    And the speakerphone thing.. we had this guy at my last job who would take ALL of his calls on VERY loud speaker phone, his conference calls, his wife, other pilots. He would also talk incredibly loud, since he was on speaker phone and the other person couldn’t hear him so well. Argghhhh.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I make it a point to be grateful every day. I truly believe that’s how to make a life good.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Amanda November 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    We went around the table and said what we were thankful for today and my niece said toilet paper… hahahahah! You guys would get along great! ;P (But seriously… what the fuck would we do without toilet paper?!)

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