Thursday, November 27, 2008

Being Thankful this Thanksgiving

I am thankful that I can get up every morning in a warm and cozy house that I can afford.

I am thankful that I wake up every morning next to my wonderful husband that I adore.

I am thankful that I can see and smell the world around me although it doesn’t always seem perfect.

I am thankful that I have enough food to feed myself and my family and am able to give to those that have less than me.

I am thankful that I have a family that loves me and cares about me to include me in their lives on a daily basis.

I am thankful for the experience of being a wife to my husband, to learn the true meaning of loving in sickness and in health, to enjoy our lives in a way that we are good role models for our children and grandchildren and the possibility of growing old together.

I am thankful for the experience of being a mother to my son, to see him grown into the young man that I am proud of and of my ability to give him his space to learn through his own mistakes and still love him.

I am thankful for the experience of being a stepmother to my two stepdaughters, to have shared some great experiences together and be able to accept those that we would rather forget, to be part of their lives as a “Bonus” mom rather than being on the side lines, to be included in their new lives as soon to be wives and mothers.

I am thankful for the experience of being a grandmother to my five year old granddaughter, who brings us joy every day with her beautiful eyes and smile, her quick remarks and her never ending love for us.

I am thankful that I have an abundance of energy to enjoy the work that I do while still being a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend.

I am thankful for everyday that I am on this planet, for the opportunity to be able to make a difference in someone’s lives, but most of all to let someone make a difference in my life.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the Holiday Season for most of us. It's a time when we rush out to buy those gifts that our little ones keep adding to their wish list, to make the family's favorite dish, and to decorate so that everything looks just so.

But you know what people remember the most about the holidays is the fun times they had together, the comraderie shared and the simple experience of being together. So if you feel that you are stressing yourself out to create the perfect Holiday experience, remember that sometimes the most simple things are what are the most appreciated.

From my family to yours, we would like to wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Claudette and Bernard Chenevert