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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lori's thanksgiving meme

Lovely Lori has suggested a new meme version of the wierd and random one -
"Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it is one of my favorite times of the year, can we start a Meme that lists the 7 things we are Thankful for?"

OK the main ones are always my fantastic family of friends – I am SO lucky that they hang in with me, and keep me sane when I think I’m not, laugh at my jokes, share their troubles and joys and families. That’s a big thank you for that.

I am thankful for my health, despite some of the abuse I have laid on my body – I m still here and I am thankful for that; that I can see, and hear, and smell and taste and walk about, read, write, speak, - ok I’ll leave out singing and dancing!

When I went caving recently – not properly, just wandering about underground following a piece of string – I was REALLY thankful to get back into the fresh air and sunlight! I am thankful to be alive on this beautiful planet, with the opportunities to explore remote and beautiful places of Africa.

I am thankful that I have enough to eat and drink, and a roof over my head ;

I am thankful I had such wonderful parents

I am thankful for my very interesting life which is sometimes challenging but never dull;

I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know all of you in the blogging fraternity and share windows on your lives in so many different places in the world! you uplift and inspire me in so many ways;

Oh is that 7 already? Guess I have so much more to be thankful for that the list could go on and on.
Anyhow I tag anyone who wants to do this meme -but I name these three - Karen at Border Town Notes;
Chesapeake Bay Woman
; and Katherine from the Last Visible Dog



Reya Mellicker said...

Those are some great things to be thankful for.

I love it that you call the blogosphere a "fraternity." That's so good.

I'm thankful for so so so many things, among them having "met" you and a few of your mighty friends. Very grateful for that, oh yeah!

Lori ann said...

Val, now i feel like crying. So very beautiful your words,my comment will seem so ordinary.I am thankful to"know" you and hope to meet one day.Thanks always for sharing.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I love your list and am thankful to be tagged by you! I will do this one either Wednesday before Thanksgiving or maybe even Thanksgiving Day, it will be the perfect topic. Thank you!

Fire Byrd said...

lovely words about such important things.
And I'm with you on the blog one.
hugs x

Kate said...

Is that you getting off that dhow, Val?

Unknown said...

That a wonderful list of gratitude - and yes, I'm thankful to have "met" you too! xx

Val said...

at risk of overdoing it - thanks guys!

Kate said...

Oh - I didn't read your post properly! There's me at the bottom tagged! Thank you Val.
Exits humming "Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to post I go..."