We didn't go to the mountains this year to see the leaves change. I really wanted to go but with changing jobs and so many things going on, we just couldn't make it. I don't know if the leaves were as lovely as they were last year when I took this picture, but this is how I remember it. As the weather turns cooler and the days grow shorter at least I have this picture planted in my mind.
A brighter day.
The other night there was a documentary on TV about Thanksgiving. It covered the history of it from the beginning until present time. What it all boils down to is that the holiday has changed throughout the years but there was always a central theme. Taking the time to be thankful for what you have. I do want to thank everyone for the comments on my last two posts. After my two humerus Thanksgiving posts, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the things I am thankful for. Oh I am sure if I wanted to, I could dwell on the negative things in my life but I choose to look at the bright side. I wish more people would do that. Everyday, I hear people complaining about little things in their lives that are bringing them down. I think it is all how you look at things. I choose to be positive. Here are a few examples:
I am thankful for my job. Lots of people are out of work.
I get to spend Thanksgiving at home. Many years when I was in the Navy I was away during the holidays.
I am thankful for catching a few red lights on my way to work because it gives me a few moments to look around.
I am thankful for life not always being easy because I would become lazy and not appreciate when I have it so good.
I am thankful for the friends in my life and being able to help them when they need a hand.
I have a wonderful family, we are all happy, healthy and living a life I am proud of and I thank God ever day for what I have. Even when things look dark and gloomy I remember that just above the clouds, the sun is shining.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.