The Dailey Dose- Thankfulness

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Okay, I confess my little one and I are a bit ahead of ourselves ushering in the holiday season, but we’re still singing and laughing as we go up and down the store aisles, oblivious to any stares from fellow shoppers. We’re not THAT loud, and it is a wonderful time of the year.

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Happy Thanksgiving

I’m getting happy boosts every time I turn on the cooking channels, or see my one neighbor who breaks out the lights and wreaths weeks before Thanksgiving. High Five for initiative!

People are generally kinder during the winter holidays, and I have such tender memories of cooking, laughing, and family during Thanksgiving and Christmas.  My Grandma would take me to church, and my Aunt would have so many friends and family over that the “kid’s table” was generally in some separate space where we’d binge our pint-sized bodies on pineapple coconut cake and sweet potato pie, among other delectable sweets.

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Moving Up to the Big Table!

I’m truly thankful to be alive and raising my family in the 21st century. You have to admit it was pretty different just one century ago. My Grandma’s stories of how she gathered eggs and churned butter as a preschooler, then stored them in an icebox (precursor to the refrigerator) still has me shaking my head.  Then there was her talent in wringing chicken necks and de-feathering them, which left me slightly traumatized when first witnessing her technique. Yikes!

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Family Gathered: Near and Far!

Finally, and most importantly, I’m thankful that my Heavenly Father loves me, and through His Son has given me an example of how to live a life of compassion and forgiveness in my everyday relationships. I’ve experienced both great joy and heartache in my life, but the Lord has been the source of strength in all my circumstances. So, please share with me and The Exceptional Life family this week…

What are you thankful for? Share stories, pictures, video, the floor is yours!

Blessings, Crystal

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5 thoughts on “The Dailey Dose- Thankfulness

  1. Wandering Soul

    The ‘dailey dose” is an interesting twist on your name. You should keep it , even if it’s a short piece everyday.
    Nice pics! I really liked the second one, the one around the dining table. Beautiful family!

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  2. A heart full of gratitude is a heart full of love!

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful message and pictures 🙂

    I am thankful for good health, silence and divine melodies I am listening 🙂

    I wish you and your family a very happy thanksgiving 🙂

    Love and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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