This week is Thanksgiving week. The time to focus on all that we have and all that we have been given. While some may preempt it for the Christmas decor and spirit, I hold off on all that until Friday. In my book and in my blog, Thanksgiving deserves its due.
Rather than write a list of all that I’ve been blessed with – which is much – I thought I’d thank you, my blogging friends, for all the ways you have enriched my life. While these blessings have been virtual, they are still quite real in my life. So whether you live here in the U.S. or across the border, I hope you’ll allow me to celebrate my Thanksgiving with you in this way.
First is Bill at OntheRoadofRetirement. Bill writes a daily blog about just whatever happened that day. He and his wife Barbara love to go exploring, so I get to learn about all kinds of places. But more than that is his daily dose of appreciation, faith, simple joys and his sense of humor which always bring a smile to my heart. Other than my mother and Dan, I think Bill might be my biggest fan, and I am certainly a fan of his! Thank you, Bill, for your uplifting posts and for following mine and always adding your compliments and encouragement.
Thanks to Suzassippi for all the fascinating history lessons, reminders about the importance of social justice,and for telling me about the LivingNewDeal project. And besides all that, there is the occasional lighthearted post, like the one about Bob the vacuum. I’ve also gotten a delectable recipe referral. What could be better?
Okay, I can see I’ve got to shorten these accolades as I would prefer everyone to read to the end of the post.
PeggysCountryLife – Her love of nature and its calm healing powers comes through in every post and reminds me to slow down, take in and enjoy the beauty of our world.
The Adventures of Grammi and Grampa – The love of travel as well as family shines through this heartwarming blog. Thanks for always adding to my travel bucket list as well as for your thoughtful comments on my posts.
Thanks to Rupali at Mazeepuran for her most beautiful photos and always inspiring me in quiet ways.
The simple, delicious recipes from Diane at InDianesKitchen makes me want to cook again. This is nothing short of a miracle.
I’ve got to hand it to Julia at RetirementRVDream for her honest post about dealing with shingles. It was the kick in the pants I needed to get Dan and I up to Walgreens for this vaccine.
Another kindred soul who loves Michigan is Michigan Mary. Except she lives there – even in the winter. Thanks, Mary, for taking me to Michigan all year long.
Every week when I see “Midweek Musings” in my WordPress reader feed, I think, “Oh good!” as I know I will enjoy this post from Camp Grandma at cgmusings2019. The creativity and passion she puts into everyday happenings inspire me to take it up a notch!
Beth at Small Simple Things of Life writes a variety of topics all of which capture my interest. She’ll write about an old building and show historical photos along with what the building looks like today. It kind of tricks you into learning a bit of history. Which I enjoy.
Now the next two are what I’d consider to be sleepers. Both are great blogs – thoughtful and very well written. It is a mystery to me why each of these blogs do not have way more followers. Sometime, if you have a chance, check them out and maybe even follow them. You won’t be disappointed. Money back guarantee.
Greytop at postworksavvy. Ya gotta love anybody who names herself “Greytop.”
SimplyB. Her posts simply capture my heart. Her posts are charming and uplifting, so only read them if you want to feel good.
Oh, there’s so many more. Like etikser, LTodd and Matcha. I wish I could list them all, but I just can’t. But you can look elsewhere to find my appreciation. It’s there every time I read your posts and when I comment.
So, thanks to all of you – whether or not you made this tiny blog’s “top ten” list. Thanks for the laughs, the comments, the encouragement, the reminders, the pauses, the ideas, the gift of you. And lastly, thanks for sharing your most precious resource – the gift of your time.