1. I am thankful for __________, _________, and __________.
I am thankful for David and the kids, the safe arrival of our grandson, and our new granddaughter due in the spring. I am also thankful for Ellen and her kind heart and all of the rest of you out there in bloggy land.
2. I look forward to eating ________________ on Thanksgiving.
ALL the things. Haha Thanksgiving dinner has always been my favorite meal. I could eat it all year long. 🙂
3. I didn’t realize __________ until __________.
I didn’t realize that my grandpa had been married before he married my grandma until I was nearly grown. I had a half-aunt from that marriage who was about 15 years old when my mother was born.
4. There’s no shame in _________.
There’s no shame in needing help or asking for it. When we need help and accept it from others, we are not the only ones receiving a blessing. The giver is blessed for their giving heart. We shouldn’t deny them the opportunity for that blessing by refusing their help when it is offered.
That is easier said than done for me. I have always had an independent spirit. It is one of the things about me that set me and my recently departed mother at odds throughout my life. She wanted to help me learn how to walk. I wanted to “do it myself”. It went downhill from there.
I believe that Heavenly Father gave me that independent spirit in order to survive some of the things that I have had to endure. But, there comes a time in our lives when we have to depend on others or we will not have the things we need or be able to do the things we need to do.
Accepting help from others is something that is very difficult for me. The “I do it myself!” attitude is still strong, but the body is no longer strong. Along with accepting help from others, I have to accept that I can no longer do some things on my own.
There is no shame in that.