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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


Today in our country is a special day,  our Thanksgiving.  This is a time for families/friends  to get together and celebrate their love and their lives with one another.  We all have so much to be THANKFUL for --and yet,  so often,  we dwell on our hard/bitter/unhappy/angry times.

No matter where you live today,  take some time to think about your life and all that you do have to be thankful for.  May God richly bless each and everyone of you not only on this very special day---but also on each and every  day all year long!!!

UPDATE on my Knee/Leg Pain:  I did go to the doctor --and am now on some medications for the pain and for the swelling/inflammation..  Once the swelling goes down some (if I am still having problems),  I will have an MRI to see what is going on.  I'm still  hoping that it's just a strain/sprain.... I am taking some time off from Blogging --to work on some Family History while I am SITTING....   I'll be back with an update in a week or two... God Bless ALL of you...

I love this quote:  “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” ~ Walter Anderson

Hugs to all,

57 comments:

Oman said...

Happy Thanks giving and life is indeed beautiful :)

Betsy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Betsy. I have you in my prayers, that your knee will be "right as rain" very quickly. Enjoy your down time.
Blessings,
Betsy

Terri said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your knee heals quickly.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Thinking of you Betsy, I'm confident of a good outcome for you, maybe a little rocky patch to get there. Gather your strength with this little bit of time off. Your Thanksgiving sentiments and traditions are truly beautiful. And yes we should always give thanks and reach out to those we love and to others.
Hugs
Rose

Ms. A said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Betsy & George!

About that knee... sure hope you haven't taken any FQs.

Twilight Man said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, George and family.

Hope your knees will heal and start running like Usain Bolt again.
Try using Lemongrass and Deep Relief essential oils from Young Living Oils USA. They are so good!

Fun60 said...

Enjoy this special day with those around you and cherish every moment as I know you do. Love from across the pond.

Ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving Betsy. Hope the knee gets better soon

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and George dear Betsy.

Great quote. May your leg feel better and your time away from blogging be peaceful.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy, happy thanksgiving! xoxo

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Terri D said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you went to the doctor. Will miss you!! We do have to make time for genealogy, though, and I haven't in a long time. Tell us what you find, please, when you come back!

The Furry Gnome said...

I like that quote! Hope your knee is better soon, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Big Dude said...

Betsy - We hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving and the knee is not something serious.

Out on the prairie said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I will miss hearing from you. Hope that knee mends fast.

Cattails said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and George. Praying that your knee improves and that no further tests are required. God bless.

ladyfi said...

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Liene said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

Karin said...

Blessings for a meaningful Thanksgiving and some time off to heal! Even in the difficult times, I will praise Him!

Linda Kay said...

Good luck with your knee.....and with your family history. And have a blessed day today.

George said...

It's entirely too easy to forget about all that we have to be thankful for, and to dwell on all the problems around us. Every day should be Thanksgiving Day.

Sylvia K said...

Wishing you a very beautiful and Happy Thanksgiving, Betsy!! Hope you knee mends quickly!!

Happyone said...

I pray your knee pain passes quickly and you are back to normal soon.
I really like that quote.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and George. : )

Daisy said...

I hope the medications help, Betsy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and George and your family!

Ginny said...

I will miss you, Betsy! Remember, you can sit while blogging, too! I hope you and George have a great thanksgiving! I am thankful for both of you, my friends!

carolina nana said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND GEORGE.
Praying that you are up and back on the hiking trails soon.
Blessings
Marilyn

David said...

Betsy, Hope that ya'll are having a great thanksgiving! HEAL! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Susie Swanson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you both and many blessings upon you. I hope your leg is doing better today. Hugs and much love, xo

Chatty Crone said...

I too hope you knee gets better soon! And I had a small bowl of our ice cream today. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs. sandie

Small Kucing said...

Happy Thanksgiving Betsy.

Hope your knee be better soon

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sorry I didn't get to your post sooner,but I trust you have had a great Thanksgiving day. Keep that knee rested and allow it to heal. Hugs.

Small City Scenes said...

Blessing to you all!
MB

Jeevan said...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend Betsy! Hope there’s nothing serious with your knee and believe you are back soon on adventure trails :)

Take care

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving. i sure hope your knee will calm down and improve very quickly. no fun there. keep us posted. big big hugs to you & George. ( :

Susannah said...

Hope your Thanksgiving of a very happy one! Praying for a much better knee!

Terry and Linda said...

God Bless you also Betsy!

Linda
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Our photos said...

Thanks, Betsy, for the warm words. Hope Your leg/knee will be better soon !

Linda said...

That's a good quote! Glad you have such a positive attitude.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Have a happy weekend Betsy, I hope you had a nice thanksgiving. We don't celebrate it over here, unfortunately. Am really happy to have the weekend, the work days are so busy these days.
Hope that your knee will feel better soon.

Beatriz said...

Happy days for you Betsy!
I'm here hoping you get better soon and go around this lovely country!
A big, big hug!!!

<°))))< Bia

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Happy thanksgiving :)

NatureStop said...

Hey Betsy, Happy thanksgiving and and wish you a speedy recovery.Feels good to be back in bloggerland and I still love the blooms in your yard.Take care.

Hugs,
Shantana

Joy said...

Happy thanksgiving Betsy.
Yes, we have a lot to be thankful about even in the midst of pain.
Get well soon and we continue praying:)

SuperLux said...

Have a great December!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Get better and happy family tree-ing!

Shug said...

Wow...I'm so far behind on all of my reading...Your header is so fitting! Your home is such a delight any time of the year and this Christmas scene is so very pretty. I also am enjoying your side bar!! Hope your knee is better this morning..Praying for you.
Sweet hugs

ladyfi said...

I do so hope your knee is less painful now!

LV said...

Sorry to hear you are still in pain. It is hard to find the real problem sometimes when it involves joints or bones. Take it easy and trust things improve soon.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Hope all is fine for you both! Enjoy your deer and bird friends. Hope the weather is not too cold. Have a pleasant day!

SweetMarie said...

Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!! Your home is beautiful!
Love the quote!!! I've copied it. :)

MTWaggin said...

Hope your knee is just a sprain and nothing serious - take the time and let your body heal it! Good luck on the family history work...mine has fallen by the wayside again to work on Christmas but a pause isn't bad I got a lot of additional things done this round! Happy Holidays to you and George!

Arkansas Patti said...

Don't know how I missed this Betsy. I hope by now that your knee is much better. The MRI might be a good way to go. We need to get you hiking again.
Rest easy and enjoy your family history. Good that you have an interest that you can do while resting that knee. Take good care and hope you are back dancing soon.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
I'm sorry to hear about your knee. I sure hope and pray it will get well soon.
I enjoyed your posting about Thanksgiving. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving and will have a very Merry Christmas.

diane b said...

Sorry to hear you are still having problems but I love your attitude. Hope it improves soon.

Bill S. said...

Keep fighting - after a year of health problems for both my wife and I, we are back on the mend and able to do most things we love. Good luck and God Bless

Bill

Annesphamily said...

I hope your knee heals soon. I hate getting knee pain. Argh....but you will have fun catching up with quiet work around you! SOemdays you just need a break anyway! Have a great December.

Kay said...

You are such a good role model for us, Betsy.