Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanskgiving, 2009

I hope Paula of Pensacola Daily Photo won't mind me quoting her: "expressing gratitude isn't saying what you're grateful for, it's what you do with what you're grateful for." It's much like the old chestnut (or the old pecan), "actions speak louder than words."

I like that because it reminds me I can talk talk talk (or write write write), but it's what I do that counts. My actions are so much more important than my "blahbedy-blah Thanksgiving platitudes." (Shoot, I worked really hard on them, too.)

I'm grateful for so many things I can't list them all here but they include my husband, my dog, my home, friends, food and freedom. I'm going to spend time enjoying all of those things today.

I wish you more blessings than you can count.

17 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

I like that too, Petrea. It's by our actions that we are known. Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to all.

Kathy H said...

Great quote, Petrea. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Petrea said...

Thank you, Shell. Thanksgiving is a cozy, family holiday even if you don't overindulge. A day of counting blessings is a worthwhile day. We should do it often.

Thank you, Kathy! Same to you.

Michael Coppess said...

And oranges (or are they tangerines) ripening in November. Happy Thanksgiving!

altadenahiker said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Can't believe some of us (SOME of us) will be roasting a turkey when it's 85 degrees outside.

Petrea said...

Clementines, Michael. The branches are so heavy they practically touch the ground. Guess what my neighbors are getting for Christmas!

Karin, I'm thankful for beautiful weather, and for the friends I've made here, including wonderful you.

Italo said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!

Paula said...

Petrea, I don't mind a bit. I've been seeing similar quotes nearly everywhere I go blogging these days, so comforting.

Those are some luscious looking clementines, I hope they dribble down your chin.

wv ditiverd
Green ditty?

FA said...

Well said, Petrea. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Margaret said...

Hope you had a great day.

Petrea said...

We had a lovely day, thank you all so much. I hope you did, too. I picked clementines this morning to take with us to two Thanksgiving dinners! (Forgot to eat a clementine, if you can believe that. It's on my list for tomorrow, but Paula they're very civilized fruit with ladylike sections that do not dribble.)

Keith said...

So much to be thankful for, including some leftover pumpkin pie I got to bring home tonight! Happy Thanksgiving Petrea.

Petrea said...

Thanks, Keith. I hope everyone had a good one. Boz overindulged, went to bed early and will be sleeping very late today.

AmyR said...

Lovely quote, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Lori Lynn said...

I've had a houseful of family all week, it was wonderful. Everyone has gone home now so I have time to visit. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
LL
P.S. I visited Shell Sheree's blog too, thanks for the suggestion, her paintings are darling!

Petrea said...

We did have a lovely one, thank you all. Hope you did, too.

Jilly said...

Really like your sentiments, Petrea.