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Thankful Thursday ~ Thanksgiving

I'm so glad that Iris decided to host a Thanksgiving edition of Thankful Thursday. Although I'm learning to live a grateful life by participating in Thankful Thursday each week, why not also post on Thanksgiving? Iris, thank you for this opportunity to share and visit other participating blogs.

I love Thanksgiving! I love it even more than Christmas because there's no need for gifts and I think the expectations are not as high. It hasn't become as commercial as Christmas. It's a day of truly ...being thankful.

So, I just want to share a few things that I'm especially thankful for today:

  • My cousin Mark's wife connected with me on Facebook. Donna took the time to write to me and arrange a phone call.
  • I was able to speak with my mother's only brother, my Uncle Ivar on the phone because of Donna. The last time I saw him was several years ago and I was so thankful for the opportunity to catch up.
  • I spoke with my cousin Mark today. He is such an adventuresome guy and when he graduated high school, he spent a year hitchhiking across the country. Mark was working in the building next to the Twin Towers on 9/11 and was one of the people covered in white dust running after the collapse of the buildings. I heard his story when I last saw him at his niece's wedding in Charlotte about 10 years ago.
  • Greg's family will be getting together at his sister Amy's house for Thanksgiving dinner. We haven't all been together for some time so we're both looking forward to it.
  • My family who lives in Florida will all be getting together at my sister Christine's house who carries on our family traditions.
  • BTW, Christine's vision is much better but not completely healed. So please keep praying for a complete healing.
  • I'm so thankful for my friends and especially my blogging friends who have given me such encouragement through these difficult times.
  • I'm so thankful for the awesome couple who has provided a home for Greg and me once we sell our house. I know you don't want any public accolades but Greg and I are so very thankful.
  • I'm so thankful for my personal relationship with the Lord. I don't know how I would get through this past year without Him.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And thank you for taking the time to visit Heart Choices.

Now don't forget to stop by tomorrow and check out my first Heart Choices giveaway. I hope to see you then.

Blessings to each one of you and enjoy your Thanksgiving,

Debbie Petras
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  1. happy thanksgiving, debbie!


  2. Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend. Praying for your sister's complete recovery ~ Love and Hugs ~

  3. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. I see new exciting things for you next year. Hold strong girl, he has you in the palm of His hand.

  4. Praying for you to have a very blessed thanksgiving, love you.

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  6. Oh Debbie I couldn't agree more. I too love Thanksgiving maybe a little more than Christmas. I guess because it comes without all the commercialism and stress that it sometimes brings. Just happy hearts thanking Him for their many blessings. Have a wonderful day tomorrow. I thank God for you...Hugs, Debbie

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, May your day be filled with love and Joy.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Debbie! Hope you have a very blessed time with your family. I am praying for your sister's recovery.


  9. Thank you for your sweet comment on my Thankful Thursday post. I agree, there are so many things to be thankful for. I know our little bowl of thanksgiving leaves will be full today. We make leaves out of construction paper and write down thing we are thankful for on the leaves. Then we put them in a bowl on the table and read through them during our meal.

    Just wanted to let you know that I said a prayer for Christine and her vision.

    It sounds like you will be having a wonderful celebration today!

    Take care,

  10. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend!

    We are very thankful for you in our lives!

    May God continue to encourage you day by day as you keep trusting in Him!

    We are praising God for the good report of your sisters health!

    I love you Debbie - enjoy this thankful day!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving Debbie! I'm so glad we have 'met' through these pages. I look forward to many more visits! You are such an encourager!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a blessing-filled day!

  13. Debbie, thank you for your Thanksgiving post. Blessings dear one and enjoy this time with your precious ones. Blessings....

  14. Debbie, such a lovely post. I hope you and all your family have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  15. Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for sharing the things you're thankful for with us. May your day be filled with Blessings! I'm most thankful for my wonderful husband!

  16. Happy Thanksgiving Debbie.
    Your comments on my Thankful Thursday post were sweeter than pumpkin pie!
    Thank you dear friend!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  17. I have been reading Heart Choices for about a year now. I look forward to it every day. I happened across it by chance one day when I was looking for something about cardiovascular health, fitness and something that would lift me spiritually. It was a perfect fit for me. I would also like to add that I graduated high school with you but I doubt if you would remember me. Any way at Thanksgiving dinner each year I love to say what I am thankful for. This year I added Heart Choices to my list. Thank you Debbie!

  18. Dear Susan,
    I tried to find a way to contact you but was unable. I would love to connect with you through email. Please send me a message at debbiepetras@cox.net.

    I can't tell you how your words touched my heart this morning. Heart Choices has been so therapeutic and helpful for me write six days a week. My life is far from perfect! It is only by abiding in Christ that I can be joyful despite very difficult circumstances right now.

    I am blessed that you have read Heart Choices for the past year. I haven't cried in a long time but I'm close to it right now.

    Susan, I hope to hear from you.


  19. I'm a few days late having been out of town but I was so glad to stop by and read this. I also read your Fitness post above. Thanks for sharing.

    Love you and praying with you.


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