A Thanksgiving Message for You

Pilgrim riding on a turkey

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.

And David at Davidsdailydose keeps me grounded in all that really matters. Plus he writes great haikus.

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.

5 turkey figurines

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Colorful turkey
That’s all Folks!


    • Yes, I enjoy that as well. There’s been a number of times when I go to comment on someone’s post, and I’ll see comments by you and Peggy already there. For all the social media “issues”, my blogging experience has been a real joy. Enjoy your holiday!

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  1. Thank you for the shout out, Betty. You even mentioned my “other” little blog—where I share my haikus!
    I am a big fan of Chambers on the Road! When you said that other guy was your biggest fan, I was like, “Whaaat!?”😀
    Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Blessings to you, Dan and family.

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  2. Well, let’s try this again! I don’t know where my first post went to but so be it. Thanks so much for the shout out. The feeling is definitely mutual. I so enjoy your posts. “Wordless Wednesday” is absolutely the best – wish I had thought of it. Maybe I can start a “thankful Thursday” but then again I’m thankful every day that I wake up. But your blog is so refreshing. I never know what you are going to post and that is so much a part of its appeal. You’re real, delightful, always sharing a different slice of life. And now I have so many new blogs to check out.
    Fantastic! May you and Dan have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

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    • I didn’t think of Wordless Wednesday; I got the idea from other bloggers. But I do enjoy finding something to post each week. I hope you and Barbara have a very enjoyable Thanksgiving. We will have a gathering of 3, Dan, my mom and I, at her apartment at the Assisted Living place. They will deliver the meals to her room. So, the good news is no cooking for us! Thanks for your compliments, and I hope you enjoy the other blogs!


  3. You’re welcome! And thank you for mentioning me. Yes, I live in Michigan year-round. What would winter be without snow?!! You gotta have snow around Christmas. I love all the seasons, but I will confess that sometimes winter hangs around a little longer than it should! But I do like it for a while. Have a blessed holiday season.

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    • I always think snow looks really pretty – as long as I don’t have to drive in it! Anyway, I do love your state – my dad was from Grand Rapids (Comstock Park), and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well. I look forward to your winter posts. 🙂

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  4. What a wonderful post and tribute to people you are thankful for, Betty! I enjoyed reading it and I bookmarked some of those to look back on, later! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  5. Thank you Betty. I am so glad you enjoy reading our blog. We just returned home from a memorable two week camping trip with our family where I made a commitment to unplug and enjoy our time together. I am just now getting to read your kind heartwarming words. I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed.

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    • Yes, Thanksgiving was nice. A two week camping trip with family is a great opportunity to make memories, and what a good idea to unplug! In my book, making memories with loved ones is by far the top priority!


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