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Thanksgiving Day on My Birthday November 2013
11/28/2013 6:36:12 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

I am grateful for this holiday of Thanksgiving. It is wonderful to spend special time with family, with friends, sharing a meal and giving thanks for our blessings. It is delightful to sit around the table together sharing gratitude and memories of the past. If only we could remember to give thanks every day, even for the small things and for the blessings God showers on us that we don’t even realize or think about that He gifts to us.

Every few years Thanksgiving lands on my birthday, which makes it special for me. This year is even more special. Several years ago I found the place where I truly feel AT HOME, where I feel embraced by the place and the people. The last few years I have tried to sell the house in Georgia so I could move to Greenville, SC. Earlier this year I sensed this was the time. In September I listed the house with a great agent and we had a confirmed contract by October 21st. The closing and my move took place mid-November.

So here I am in my new place, home in Greenville on this Thanksgiving Day, my birthday. Thank you God for your many blessings.

This morning I am thinking about my mother who decided at the last minute, not to have me aborted and then gave birth to me at 7 months. She said I was so small I fit in a cigar box  She was only 17 years old and single. It was not an easy life for her and it caused much friction between us through the years. However, I am grateful to be alive, to have come through many difficulties in my life, but oh so grateful for the amazing blessings…including the extra surprise blessings God has gifted me with.

I am not sure why God brought me to this place, at this time, but I know He has a purpose for me here. I pray for guidance every day that I walk the path He has for my journey. I know one thing for sure…the people throughout my life have been the greatest blessings, and I ask Him to guide me to be a blessing to others.

Thank you God for waking me up on this beautiful sunny day, for my health, for the wonderful people in my life, and all the past, present and future blessings.


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More Blogs by Ann Marquette
•  Thanksgiving Day on My Birthday November 2013 - Thursday, November 28, 2013  
• Recent Writers' Retreat - Thursday, June 14, 2012
• What made your heart smile today? - Monday, February 28, 2011
• A New Year...AND New Decade - Friday, December 31, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving to All - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
• Gratitude and Nourishment - Wednesday, November 03, 2010
• Halloween Story Time Again - Friday, October 29, 2010
• My Own Blog Site - Sunday, October 10, 2010
• Time to write again - Monday, June 28, 2010
• Have a fabulous Happy Father's Day - Friday, June 18, 2010
• Time for Passing - Friday, April 16, 2010
• Wishing You... - Saturday, February 13, 2010
• Ah! A New Year...New Sheet To Write On - Tuesday, January 26, 2010
• New Year, New Page to Write On - Sunday, January 03, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2009
• Gratitude - Sunday, November 22, 2009
• Annual Halloween Story - Friday, October 30, 2009
• God's gifts - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Little One~End of Journey Alone - Sunday, July 19, 2009
• To All You Dads - Saturday, June 20, 2009
• Springing Forward - Sunday, March 08, 2009
• Pruning of Self - Thursday, March 05, 2009
• Holidays, Love and Blessings - Saturday, December 13, 2008
• The Visitors - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
• Message from Little One - Sunday, July 20, 2008
• Happy and Blessed Father's Day - Sunday, June 15, 2008
• Lessons Learned Even in Death…Thank you Tim Russert - Saturday, June 14, 2008
• Today's Gratitude - Friday, June 06, 2008
• My heart is heavy this Memorial Day - Sunday, May 25, 2008
• Sadness of memories lost - Monday, May 05, 2008
• Joyful, Joyful... - Friday, September 21, 2007
• Another Amazing Gift - Thursday, September 13, 2007
• Amazing Magical Gift - Saturday, September 08, 2007
• The Outdoor Oven - Wednesday, August 15, 2007
• Nighttime Symphony? - Monday, July 16, 2007
• Walking The Path - Sunday, July 15, 2007
• New Blessings, New Journey - Sunday, July 08, 2007
• Inspiration and Helping Others - Wednesday, July 04, 2007
• Where Inspiration Comes From - Saturday, June 23, 2007
• Creative Limbo - Friday, June 22, 2007
• Another Blessing and Answered Prayer - Thursday, May 24, 2007
• Latest Blessings - Thursday, May 03, 2007
• Focus Now...Dreams Later - Monday, April 30, 2007
• Life IS Good - Tuesday, April 17, 2007
• Oh Sweet Space... - Wednesday, April 04, 2007
• Ah Ha Moment - Tuesday, March 27, 2007
• Just My Thoughts today...March 18, 2007 - Sunday, March 18, 2007
• Just my thoughts...this day March 17, 2007 - Saturday, March 17, 2007
• Joy of Inspiration...of KNOWING Life's Purpose - Sunday, March 04, 2007
• My Gratitude - Sunday, February 25, 2007
• My Tiffany's Anniversary - Monday, February 12, 2007
• New Year 2007 and Winter... - Sunday, December 31, 2006
• Sadness of Death - Wednesday, July 05, 2006
• Thoughts on Life 1 - Sunday, June 11, 2006
• Accepting God's Plan - Saturday, June 10, 2006
• What's Next? - Friday, June 09, 2006
• Little Changes - Thursday, June 08, 2006
• Why's and What If's - Saturday, June 03, 2006
• Starting Over Again...Walking a New Path - Friday, June 02, 2006
• NOW TO NEW BEGINNINGS… - Saturday, May 27, 2006
• Death and New Life - Friday, April 14, 2006
• September 27, 2005 – Napa News - Tuesday, September 27, 2005
• Unworthy and Katrina - Monday, September 12, 2005
• The Journey and a New Beginning - Wednesday, August 10, 2005
• Believe - Sunday, July 24, 2005
• My Prayer - Saturday, May 28, 2005
• Reach for the Stars - Friday, April 01, 2005
• Fire in My Soul - Sunday, February 27, 2005
• A special Blessing - Saturday, December 11, 2004


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