Thursday, November 26, 2009

Grateful, Humble...and Hopeful

I have lots to be grateful for this year.

First and foremost: the shear miracle that I still own my house...for a few more months at least. Every day on the trail, I'm so grateful that this is still a place we visit and not the place we have to call home. And this makes me deeply grateful for the roof over my head and warm bed I sleep in.

I am so grateful for the family that loves me in spite of my need to live 2,000 miles away from them. I'm grateful for the friends that love me in spite of my need to be near them.

I am grateful for my health and am always full of thanks for every step I take without the aid of a walker or cane.

I'm so blessed to have my Mabel Lou to take care of me. Every day, she makes sure I exercise, get some fresh air, eat something yummy and lowers my blood pressure by reminding me I need to pet her. And she makes me laugh...I'm always grateful for giggles!

And while this year has been a humbling experience - the fruitless, endless searching and searching for work. I have to be hopeful. I HAVE TO! I still have faith that it WILL get better.

I hope your Thanksgiving was....good to the last drop!

Copyright 2009 Isabelle Thompson

Happy Thanksgiving from Creekhiker & Mabel Lou!


rottrover said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mabel Lou from Giz, Bart and me. We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place and to have four-legged friends who make sure we appreciate it!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

We were just at the creek! Happy Thanksgiving to all the rotts!

Anonymous said...

We don't stop to think often enough of all we have to be grateful for.