Thursday, November 23, 2017

My Thanks - Happy Thanksgiving



Happy Thanksgiving! Today is my day to give thanks for family and friends. And, I'll start with you, the blog readers who return time after time to read the book reviews or pieces about my travels, and, best of all, to comment and sometimes share what you're reading. So many of you have become friends. I'm grateful that you share my interest in books. Thank you!

I'm so grateful for the gift of my wonderful family, my Mom, my sisters, Linda and Christie, and their families. I'm thankful that we all share a love of laughter, and we enjoy spending time together. I'm glad my mom and my sisters and I plan trips so we can spend a weekend or a few days together. My family means laughter and love to me. I'm so lucky to have them.

I'm thankful for the friends who adopted me, Donna and Terry Seaton. Donna and I could talk books forever. We go to movies and plays together, and analyze them afterwards. After I introduced Donna to Celtic Thunder, she shares my love of them, and of two of the performers, Byrne and Kelly. (Thank you for sharing my addiction, Donna.) And, Terry shares his extraordinary cooking gift, and all that wonderful food, including a week's worth of leftovers. And, today, I'm spending Thanksgiving with Donna, Terry, and some of their family.

I have two friends I talk with almost every day. We talk about books, politics, travel, family, pets. There isn't much I haven't talked about with Kaye Wilkinson Barley and David Chaudoir. I'm so thankful they're in my life. And, I'm grateful we can laugh together, and talk through the rough times.

I have so much to be thankful for - friends, my cats, the opportunity to travel to Paris and New York City, Phoenix and Tucson this year.

And, it wouldn't be my blog if I didn't say how much I love and appreciate books and authors. To the authors - I'm in awe of your creativity and the gifts of your books. Thank you.

I'm guessing if I went back and read all my Thanksgiving posts, they would sound quite similar - family, friends, books, cats, travel, laughter, love. What a wonderful life, wonderful gifts.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. And, for those who are having a rough time this year, I hope you find moments of peace.


19 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Happy THanksgiving, Lesa! Hope it is a great one for you (and everyone else here). Nice sentiments.

Christie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lesa. Love you!

Lesa said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & Jackie, Jeff. Thank you! I hope it's a wonderful day for you, and a kind rest of the year.

Lesa said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Christie to you & your entire family! I love you, too.

Grace Koshida said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lesa! And thank you for providing us a venue where we can discuss our shared love of reading. I have discovered many books I would not have known about and I am glad to be part of this on-line community.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Grace! I'm so glad this became an on-line community. You are all the ones who made it one. I only started out to share a love of books and reading. You're the ones who wanted a day to talk about reading. You created this. And, thank you for doing that. Hugs, Grace!

Karen Reittinger said...

Thank you, Lesa! Happy Thanksgiving!

Charlotte said...

I wish many blessings for all of you this Thanksgiving. May it be the best one ever.
We are blessed because Lesa started this blog. I am blessed because I have gotten to know all of you through her blog.
Have read many books that I would have missed. Learned about new authors. Thank you all.
📚🦃

Kaye Barley said...

oh,Lesa - thank you, dear friend, sister of my heart. I'm so very, very thankful for you.
xxoo
Kaye

SandyG265 said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Lesa said...

Thank you, Karen & Sandy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lesa said...

What a nice note, Charlotte. I'm sure it's not as easy holiday for you this year. May you have peace and love.
Hugs.

Lesa said...

I love you, Kaye. Happy Thanksgiving!

Charlotte said...

Lesa, thank you for remembering that this is my first Thanksgiving with out my daughter.
We are doing real well Having Thanksgiving at my son's house. He and my three grandsons helped prepare the food.
I am the only female in our family. Since I have MS and in a wheelchair I can't do all the things I use to do. Tammy took over after I couldn't anymore. Like I said we are doing real well.

Gram said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Thank you for the great reviews.

Lesa said...

Charlotte, I'm so glad your son and grandsons took over most of the meal preparations. I went to my friend, Donna's house, and her husband does all the cooking. She can cook, but he won't let her in "HIS" kitchen. Funny. Hugs, my friend.

Lesa said...

Good morning, Gram. I love to share books with all of you!

David C said...

Thanks for this wonderful blog :) Warm wishes for the season. xoxo David

Bonnie K. said...

Happy Thanksgiving and wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Love all things books and cats! :)