Thursday, November 24, 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful

Another week has flown by, and it's time for some cheerful thoughts in conjunction with Planet Penny's Reasons to be Cheerful.

1. Christmas music. Some of the loveliest music ever written was composed to celebrate the birth of Christ. As the weather gets colder and the days darker, nothing lifts my spirits more than listening to Christmas music. Centuries of beauteous harmony, available at the push of a button. A definite reason to be cheerful.

Some of my favourites

2. General healthiness. (This Reason to be Cheerful is a little more convoluted.) A dear co-worker's husband was hospitalized this past weekend for chest pains, and yesterday underwent multiple bypass surgery. I'm so glad he was able to get competent care, and I'm also reminded not to take my own healthiness for granted. Despite various ever-present medical problems, Mr. M and I are in pretty good shape. I'm grateful for our health.

3. Time with loving family. I'm writing from Michigan, where we're spending Thanksgiving with one of my brothers and his family. I hear the laughter of happy nieces and nephew, the voices of Mr. M and my brother talking theology. My sister-in-law is stirring cranberry sauce in the kitchen. We're getting ready to paint ceramics while the turkey roasts. It's a house full of blessings and cheerfulness, for which I am very thankful.

And speaking of Thanksgiving, don't forget the Thanksgiveaway. There's still time to enter your name for a chance to win a Jane Austen-themed knitting publication and other assorted goodies. Click here to enter.

A happy and cheerful Thursday to you all, and a very happy Thanksgiving Day to Americans everywhere. For even more cheerfulness, hop over to Planet Penny's.

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time together.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds as though you have a lot to be thankful for!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Lovely cheerful things, thanks for joining in xxx

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Sue! Those are wonderful reasons to be thankful.

  5. Late to the game, but wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Of course, the day has passed but we could carry it on in our hearts for more than one day.

  6. You've described your Thanksgiving so perfectly, sights, sounds and I can also smell it too! Being with family on a special occasion can't be topped can it?
    I too love christmas music, but my husband is not quite so taken so I don't partake too much ;-)

    Have a lovely week!

  7. Lovely :-). I hope your friend's husband is making a good recovery.


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