Thanksgiving Gratitudes

November 27, 20thanksgiving-angel0108

Thanksgiving Gratitudes

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on (interdependency) instead of yourself.

Author: Unknown

Dear Friends,

This Thanksgiving day, I want you to know I am grateful to you for being in my life and for touching my life in a very special way. With the culmination of my personal injury lawsuit, last year was a horrible journey filled with fear and just about every other negative emotion which wells up from that terrible place of darkness. What turned that around for me were those of you who were, and are, a sanctuary of support to me.

Your faces and backgrounds are many and diverse – family, friends of old or new, neighbors, professionals, some of you are typically-functioning, others are differently-abled, some of you I see regularly, while others I only know through messages sent and received via the internet. Whether you are someone who lives close by or halfway around the world, your kindness, love, support and encouragement have helped me move away from fear and anger towards celebrating and appreciating love and all that is good and wonderful in the world.kirby-chia01-thanksgiving-2008

May your joys be bountiful and your blessings be many this Thanksgiving and all through the coming new year.

With much love and gratitude,

Angela (and crew)

© Angela Cramer, 2008

Photos: © Angela Cramer, 2008


3 Responses to “Thanksgiving Gratitudes”

  1. November 27, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angela.

    You are also a blessing and I have learned so much from your strength and spirit.
    Love, your forever friend,

  2. 2 Sheila
    November 29, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Dear Cynthia and Angela,

    Though our friends come and go for various reasons, I am thankful for you who are in my life.

    Love you, Sheila

  3. November 29, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Dear Sheila and Cynthia,

    Thank you both for your responses. Cynthia, the things you have taught me over the years have helped to lay a strong foundation to help me get through difficult times. Sheila, I don’t know what I would have done if it hadn’t been for you helping me get to important places, as well as offering your valuable insight.


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