Happy Thanksgiving...Grateful and Blessed

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Happy Thanksgiving...Grateful and Blessed

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to those you will be celebrating it with.

 

On the final day of the Thanksgiving Challenge 2021, what I am most grateful for is to be living in a country that sets aside a day of the year to acknowledge all that we are grateful for. 

 

And, even with everything else going on, we do have a lot to be grateful for. I am thankful that my ancestors found their way here so that both of my parents could be born here. 

 

 

I am grateful that we live in a country where you have the freedom to say what you want and others, even those who may not agree with you, will support your right to say it. We may not always get it right and this country has taken many sidesteps but in the end, I feel certain that the foundation this country was built on will prevail.

 

I owe thanks to those who came before me and fought to make this country what it is. I give thanks that I still smile and feel proud when I see our flag flying or on display. 

 

I am grateful for our country...for the people in it...and to the spirit that has brought us to where we are and will continue to carry us forth. 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to You All!!!





Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley




This is an entry in the Thanksgiving Challenge 2021 hosted by Debe Maxwell.

Comments (21)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. While many are trying to take away our free speech, the majority will wake up before it happens because they can. So look out world, we will be back. Only in America land of opportunity. Enjoy your day.

Nov 25, 2021 04:18 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Kathy! Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

I am grateful that we live in a country where you have the freedom to say what you want and others, even those who may not agree with you, will support your right to say it.

Nov 25, 2021 04:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - kindness matters every day.  While remembering that message and putting those words into action may be a bit more difficult at times, it still matters.  Happy Thanksgiving Day to you, Larry and that big group gathering at your home today.  

Nov 25, 2021 04:47 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for the share, may you and your's have a wonderful Thankgiving Day.  Fill your bellies and be thankful for all we have.  Bill

Nov 25, 2021 04:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Nov 25, 2021 04:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy... this is it in a nutshell... you said it all with this sentence:

 

I am grateful for our country...for the people in it...and to the spirit that has brought us to where we are and will continue to carry us forth.

Nov 25, 2021 05:04 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We always have so much to be grateful for and it is indeed nice that one special day each year is set aside for everyone to be grateful.

Nov 25, 2021 05:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Kathy. Have a very special Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 25, 2021 05:51 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I am grateful for all the great posts you put on ActiveRain.  Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Nov 25, 2021 06:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, we are very blessed, and wishing you and Larry a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 25, 2021 06:59 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Your words are well written with special attention to the spirit and meaning of this very special day.  Our Founders laid a cornerstone to this Republic that is as solid a rock as one can hope for.  

Happy Thanksgiving from above the iconic Cathedral Rock in Sedona.

Cathedral Rock aerial

Nov 25, 2021 07:33 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

This is a wonderful wrap-up to the 10 Days of Thanksgiving on ActiveRain.  We all have so much to be grateful for!

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy & Larry from the beautiful Wenatchee Valley.

Nov 25, 2021 08:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

Happy Thanksgiving to Larry and you and your family.  We wish you all the very best.  I enjoyed reading your post as always.  Happy Day!  A

Nov 25, 2021 08:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Larry and HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS.  May you have a great feast today with friends and family.

Nov 25, 2021 09:18 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I hope you and your family have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving today!

Nov 25, 2021 09:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Happy Thanksgiving Kathy 🦃. Thank you for sharing the warmth and joy of the season. I am grateful for all you do in the rain 🙂

Nov 25, 2021 10:10 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Thank you Kathy Streib Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well!

Nov 25, 2021 11:05 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Kathy Streib we are so truly blessed and have so much to be thankful for. 

I appreciate all that you share in this post.  

"I feel certain that the foundation this country was built on will prevail."  I pray that you are correct.

By the way, thank you for explaining  "never had a date".  Such a wonderful story. 

Nov 25, 2021 11:29 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Happy Thanksgiving Kathy! Being thankful for our ancestors that got us all here is a great idea. Mine came in the 1870's from Ireland and Luxenburg.  They were all farmers at one point.  Hard work, determination and the American Spirit lives on in all of us!

Nov 25, 2021 01:15 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Larry and your wonderful family, Kathy! 

I could not agree with you more and second every word in Sheri Sperry - MCNE®'s comment.

Nov 25, 2021 06:51 PM