Thanksgiving, Throwback Thursday And Mama Kat’s

I agree: that’s quite a title; today’s  is a busy post here on These Days. This is the prompt I chose for today’s Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop:

1. Write a post, poem, or story about something you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.

This is the Throwback Thursday portion of the post:

Marshall’s first Thanksgiving 1980

And this is the giving thanks part:

We are fortunate to have the basic essentials necessary for life: food, shelter and clothing. I would also includ “love” on that list. I am thankful to have never NOT known the love of family and friends.

And we have the extras: pets, transportation, technology (which enables us to blog), hobbies, entertainment…that add so much to our lives.

But there’s one thing that I’m especially thankful for today, and that is good health.

Some of my friends have had health scares during the past few months, one even being in ICU on life support for a few days. But, thankfully, all the scares were just that: scares. My friends are all, thankfully, doing well now.

And, just in the past week, a close family member received good test results on an MRI.

Many years ago, I read this quote, and it’s stayed with me. I wasn’t able to determine its origin; Google let me down on that one.

Good health:  rich man’s blessing, poor man’s wealth.

I hope good health is one of your blessings this Thanksgiving day.

Mama’s Losin’ It

~These Days Of Mine~

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18 responses to “Thanksgiving, Throwback Thursday And Mama Kat’s

  1. I was listening to holiday music the other day with Elvis crooning away on satellite radio. The words from his song…”Why can’t every day be like Christmas?”….well, why can’t every day be like Thanksgiving where we stop and give much thought to all that is positive in our lives, just as you shared in your post!

    We take so much for granted, good health especially; one of the greatest blessings we have.

    Enjoy a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Yes. I’m so grateful that my family and I are able to meet another holiday season. My thoughts are with friends, two especially, who are under medical care now.

  3. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Dianne!! 🙂

  4. So many things in my life to be thankful for on every Thanksgiving Day!

  5. I’m thankful for my wonderful family and good health. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Dianna!

  6. So Thankful! Thank you for the reminder………..and LOVE the remembrance picture – seems like yesterday, sometimes, doesn’t it. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Dianna!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Dianna! Thank you especially from me to you…you and your posts are a blessing to my life! ~ Sheila

  9. Great quote. Yes, health is something we take for granted. And the love of family and friends is the most important thing to be thankful for of all. Visiting from Mama Kat’s. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Cheers to good health and to tiny infant baby Marshall! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Dianna! And I agree we have sp much to be thankful for, but most especially good health.

  12. Well said… “the groundwork of all happiness is good health.” – Leigh Hunt | May you have plenty. Happy thanksgiving.

  13. Hope you have had a wonderful day today. You are so right, we are blessed and have so much to be thankful for. It has been a blessed Thanksgiving day for us here. I hope for you too 🙂

  14. Love the throwback picture! Those cheeks! Good health is truly something for which to be thankful, and what a great quote you found to go with it.

  15. Yes- good health is right at the top of the list !
    Love the first pic… I was loading a plate with food in that very same corner yesterday afternoon !

  16. Lovely sentiment and thoughts on this Thanksgiving Day…….we all have so many blessings to carry in our heart throughout the year. Good health is something I appreciate these days more than ever……..!

    Hugs, Pam

  17. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I am so thankful for my family and our health. When I look at my family members and friends who are not in good health and I and mine are well, WHY because we are no better than they are. Only by the Grace of God go I. I pray the Lord continues to show and guide me on how to help where and when I can.

  18. So much to be thankful for! Good health is something I think most of us take for granted until we find ourselves not well.

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