For me thankful is....
is having a roof above my head.
Even if it's only a tin roof.
To say that three years ago would be kind of "a given", but around me there are still people are losing their home or their job.Thanks to Sepia Scenes no.120 hosted by Mary T. at http://sepiascenes.blogspot.com (since I'm out of town till after the weekend, your comments won't appear till I am back - thanks!
For me thankful is being able to eat three meals a day. I'm not even talking about turkey on Thanksgiving Day! Where I paint on Sunday, they have a warehouse for the needy. They feed 5000 people a month. So, being able to buy and prepare food is not a given anymore either.
Thankful for me means having a warm sweater for cold weather.
The first three are the basic necessities.
My thankfulness grows when there are luxuries in life. The fragrance of flowers lifts my spirits.
To teach someone art, gives me joy.
to see a beautiful sunset gives me the promise of a new day.
If you have access to one of these above, don't forget to make someones day a little brighter.
To all of you a happy Thanksgiving!