Sunday, November 21, 2004

Let Us Give Thanks!

Wow! It's been almost two weeks since my last post.

I definitely need to thank Kimberly for drawing my name in her recent contest for the new S&B Nation book. Love it! Thanks so much.

Also, I'm afraid that I never thanked Ann for the wonderful RAOK I received some time back. It included a knitting journal, ball of Sockotta, a package of hot chocolate and a card. Very sweet! It definitely made my day.

Lately, I've been in a little slump again. A little depressed at times. Wondering what I should be doing. For this reason, I've decided to make an effort to concentrate even more on the positive things in my life. I have so MUCH to be thankful for. My home, my kids, my family, my job .... Every morning that I wake up, every bird I hear singing, every laugh, every smile ....

Anyhow, I've decided to hold a contest. I'm not sure what the prize will be yet. And it will probably be a surprise until the recipient receives, but here's the deal:

If you would like to enter, please leave a comment telling me three things you are thankful for. Do a little soul-searching. What I'm hoping is that every one of you will benefit from this. I know there are many situations in life that can get in the way of our "happiness." But if we can all try to concentrate on the positive aspects, however small they may seem, just imagine how that can change our lives!

I will be taking "entries" until Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25, 2004), and will announce the winner sometime on Friday.

I hope you all have a blessed day!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicky, my list of things for which I am thankful is pretty commonplace, but because of them, my life is anything but common. Here goes:

1: My husband
2: My son and his unborn sister-to-be
3: The rest of my family (parents, brother, grandmother, etc.)

Katie
kkjohnsATbellsouthDOTnet
http://kjknits.typepad.com

Leisel said...

1) The internet... because of it, so much information is available for free, and I've met lots of nice people that I never would've had a chance to otherwise.

2) Cars. It's such a blessing to be able to go visit family (or have them come visit you) who live far away. Planes and trains are great, too, but cars are much more cost effective.

3) I hope I don't offend anyone, but... feminine hygiene products. Seriously... do you even want to imagine what it was like before they were available?

Anonymous said...

Here's my three things:

1. Toronto Hospital for Sick Children--my son has heart problems, and the surgeons, doctors, and nurses there saved his life. I thank them every day.

2. My parents--without their strict guidance and support my life would very easily have gone in a negative direction.

3. The Internet--without it, I would feel very isolated and alone. My friends are my online knitting buddies, and bless every single one of you.

Anonymous said...

Oops--- the above belongs to me!

Ginny
http://ginnfizz.blog-city.com

chelsea said...

Great contest idea, Vicki!!

I am thankful for:

1. my body, it may not be a "perfect 10", but it gets me around, enables me to knit and hike, and heck, if you can't be with the one you love (would I mind drew barrymore's figure? no!) then love the one you're with!!

2. my health, again, may not be perfect, but i can see, and hear, and taste, and do yoga, and hike up mountains, and that's quite a bit!

3. my friends, food for my soul, loves of my life. without them i am lost!

theartofdistance said...

i'm thankful for...

1. the great people around me (my boyfriend, family, and knitting buds)

2. knitting!!

3. my opportunity to be educated and attend graduate school (as much as i complain about it and wish it were over, i am really lucky to be in the position i'm in)

very fun contest! it helped brighten my day! i'm glad you like snb:nation!!!

--kim
http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~kfairchi/knitting.html

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful that:

-the woman that my dog bit yesterday isn't going to sue us... (at least it seems that way now, I hope that I didn't jinx it).

-it didn't rain on my outdoor wedding this summer (we had no back up plan).

-I can make a living doing things that I love.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Johanna
Jofrog is Knitfrog

Rachel said...

I'm thankful for:
1. My family and friends
2. Being able to afford to stay at home to raise my daughter (even though it makes for a very small knitting budget!)
3. Knitting, because it has such a calming effect, and gives me great satisfaction to produce something handmade.
This is a great idea, it's wonderful to read what everyone else is thankful for.

patti said...

I am thankful for:1) knowing that no matter what, if God brings me to it, he will get me through it. That I know Jesus and know that he is there for me all the time.
2) my husband Phil, who is better than I could wish for. He is always here for me; he supports me through all the ups and downs and he is my partner for life. 3) my two sons, presents from God. They have made my life so full (and at times harried!) Life without any of these threee things would just be so empty for me. And I am thankful that I realize this, since so many people aren't thankful for what they have until it is gone!!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Thankful Threes....

1. I'm thankful for the wonderful opportunity to meet a fellow RAOK list person and talented knitter in person: YOU! I'm thankful for meeting all of the other wonderful knitters in the virtual world.

2. I'm thankful for every blessing every day from being able to brush my teeth to the presence of my darling children. The people in my life have helped make my short 27 years here very special and enriching. The experiences (good and bad) help me to maintain a healthy perspective.

3. I'm thankful for my father's guardian angel and his continued safety while in Iraq and traveling into and out of the green zone. I'm sure he's sharing his guardian angel with the other people there.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Lisa Brown
Knotted Pixie (http://www.geocities.com/lkb_cruz)

Mary said...

1) I'm thankful God is teaching me more about prayer moving me to pray for others especially our (adult) kids.
2) I'm even more thankful that been moving to work in the lives of adult kids and in our grandchildren's lives. Seeing His hand moving in our lives and answers to prayer has been a joy felt so deeply it's hard to put into words.
3) I'm thankful for family and friends of course. Everything else is meaningless without them. This has been a great year and it's hard to stop at three! I feel terrible stopping here so I want to say that I'm thankful for all the military personnel and their families. Their holiday season won't be as light or happy and their sacrifice is providing so much of what we are enjoying now.