My Health: Something we can easily take for granted and I’m grateful for each day I have it.
My Husband: Simply put, my life is better because he is in it.
My Family: My dad, siblings, nieces and nephews. My mom, grandparents and other loved ones no longer with us. They all have helped shape me into the person I am today and bring joy to my life.
My Home: There is no place like home! I’m grateful for the safety and comfort it provides and nothing beats a quiet evening at home. It is where I get to put my passion for home improvement projects into action or perhaps more accurately stated, where I come up with the ideas and my husband makes them a reality.
Our Veterans, Active Military and Reserve: I’m thankful for all they have given for our country and the freedoms we enjoy because of their bravery and sacrifices. Thank you!
My Job: I’m grateful to be an employee of LSB and for all the co-workers I work with – you are the best!
Living in Iowa: Can’t imagine living anywhere else. The people, the rural communities and the cities all coming together to make Iowa a special place to live. Oh yes, I can’t leave out the change of seasons and getting to enjoy the beauty each bring. Yes, even Winter!
Farmers: At this time of harvest, I’m thankful to and for our farmers. As Paul Harvey said best in his 1978 “So God Made a Farmer” speech: “It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners, somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed, rake and disc, plow and plant, tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing…So God Made a Farmer”.
Simple and Silly Things Like: Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and pumpkin bars (a staple in my diet this time of year).
Fun: I’m thankful for all the fun things I get to do – summer weekends at the lake, group snowmobile trips to WY and CO where we take in all the breathtaking views the mountains offer, vacationing with family and time spent with friends just talking and laughing. When life gets serious, remember to take time to have some fun!
Miracles: Our family has loved ones with us because miracles do happen! For that and many other reasons I’m grateful to God and thankful beyond words.
And my list could go on.
As you spend time with family over the holiday, take a moment to reflect on and share the things you are thankful for – big or small. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours~