Just wanted to pop in and wish you and yours a happy, joy-filled Thanksgiving.
This year marks an especially meaningful celebration of gratitude, not only for my mom’s continued recovery from her stroke 11 months ago, but also the lessons learned along the way.
This was the year I learned my fortitude. This was the year my courage was tested. This was the year I realized that time is precious, and not a guarantee. This was the year I learned to let God catch and sustain me.
And today, as we all look back in thanksgiving for all of our blessings, may we remember from Whom those blessings flow.
God is good and the gratitudes are overflowing.
I’m sending you an enormous bundle of love and prayers this Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for each and every one of you in my life.
You’re a blessing to me.
Happy Thanksgiving 💛
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182 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!”
I am also blessed by your posts. I am grateful to have found the WordPress community. Happy Thanksgiving! Milly
wow, Milly, what a kind thing to say. thank you. I’m so grateful for your friendship! happy thanksgiving! big hugs xox
Amen, everything comes from Him. The Blessings flow so freely from Him, especially when we are thankful, and full of praise. We are thankful for you also, well, I guess I shouldn’t speak for every one. I am thankful for you, for always being truthful, honest, and giving God all the glory, He so rightly deserves. God Bless you always, my friend :):)
Yes! All from Him. Gosh thank you
For such generous words. Means a lot 🙂 big big thanksgiving hugs to you xox
I don’t know if they are generous but they are true :):) Bugs hugs 🙂
thanks again 🙂 God bless xox
You are most welcome 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
My 2yr old granddaughter got quite excited at the dog in your post…she even tried to wink like the dog.
Hahah awww that’s sweet. Thanks Helena. Happy thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
I’m glad that you are home with family! I know how much that means to you. Julie and Hillary are in Toledo with her dad, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, so I’m solo this weekend. Julie really wanted to concentrate on him, so I volunteered to let them have a “chick trip” to go tend to him.
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Thanks Jeff, oh gosh I’m sending up extra prayers for your father in law. I’m sorry that you’re solo for thanksgiving, but I’m glad your ladies are getting to see her Dad. Have a happy thanksgiving my friend. Xox
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was a few weeks ago..but oh, the pie.. 😉 Thanks again for taking the time to read my posts. I love your site and what it offers the wordpress world. Cheers from a grump.
Thank you so much! Haha you’re funny 🙂 and wow what a kind thing to say. That really means a lot. Big hugs xox
Thanks for the thanksgiving wishes. You have a great one as well. Hope you had some great food and good laughs.
Thanks Chris. Oh yes! Great food—check! Great laughs — check! Happy thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
Thankful to God for all his goodness to me. Happy Thanksgiving!
Amen to that. Happy thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
Hugs and much love! xoxox
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so thankful to God for my family! Our oldest son was home from college! Everyone is healthy! We all worshiped this morning and then feasted and then napped!
I’m also thankful that my church will be sending me to VoxCon in February – in Brooklyn! My first trip that borough!
Happy thanksgiving Ed! Oh that is so great 🙂 sounds like an amazing day:) and how exciting! Big hugs xo
Hey, I just want to thank you for taking time to read my blog. I think it is very gracious of you, especially considering with all the irons you have in your fire. As always, I look forward to more of your posts. Happy Thanksgiving, and have a very safe holiday season!
Thanks so much 🙂 that’s really kind of you to say. happy thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
Thank you for your blog and your faith-filled witness. You’re an inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving. Please remember my classmate Maxwell in your prayers. He’s stuck in Canada because of visa issues.
Thank you so much Br. Jonas. What a kind thing to say. I definitely will keep Maxwell in my prayers. Hugs and love xox
Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless You. Great looking “turkey” pup.
Thank you Scott. Haha yeah he’s pretty cute! God bless! Hugs and love xox
Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health and good times. Happy Thanksgiving day!
thank you friend 🙂 same to you! hugs xx
Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Thank you Colin! Sending thanksgiving hugs xox
What a great looking outfit! God bless you and your family. 😀
Thank you so much John! Same to you! Hugs and love xox
Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family!!!
Thank you friend! Same to you! Sending birthday hugs! Xox
I mean thanksgiving! THANKSGIVING hugs! Oh my gosh muscle memory in my typing hahah
hahaha no worries! 🙂 I do that stuff all the time. Xox
Hahaha no worries!!! 😁 I do that stuff all the time. HUGS!
Thanks friend! Same to you! Happy thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
Hahahahaha 😂😂😂 love the “birthday wishes” 😂😂 I totally do the same thing! Great post! Happy thanksgiving and hope you have a great day!🍗
Hahaha dang muscle memory! Haha happy THANKSGIVING Izzy! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Thank you for such a beautiful and heartwarming post! You set such a great example of being “Thankful for All things”! So happy to know your Mom is doing well! We are all Thankful for you and all that you do!
Thanks for being such a consistent supporter of my works and blog!!
Aw thank you so much 🙂 you’re so kind to say that. Means a lot. Sending thanksgiving hugs xx
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, luv!! I’m so thankful to have found you! 😘❤️💟
Thank you so much Laina! I’m so glad our paths crossed:) very grateful for your friendship! Have a beautiful night! Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much! I’m so glad too, girl!! You’ve given me strength I haven’t told you about… I was considering a path you’ve gone down before, the destructive one, and because I read your blog, I decided not to. You probably saved my life, girl 😘💟💟💟. Have a wonderful night/day, and many many hugs to you, too! 🤗🤗💗💗
Oh my gosh, i am so glad that my words hit home in such a positive way for you. I am truly humbled. Sending you the biggest hugs in the world! 🙂 xox
Aww! 😘. They did, girl, they did 👏👏. You are amazing! For all the interaction we get on our blogs, I’m sure there are so many others out there who are touched and awesomely impacted in ways we may never know 😘💖💖💖
that is definitely my deepest prayer 🙂 hope you have a beautiful weekend 🙂 x
Biggest hugs in the world to you too, girl! Mwah! 😘😘💗💗
love ya friend!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving Caralyn! Very cute puppy you’ve got there xx I hope this is a great time full of joy and festivity for you and your family. 💕💕
Thank you so much friend! Sending thanksgiving hugs xox
✨🧡🍂Happy Thanksgiving, beautiful🍂🧡✨
Aw thank you Sammy! Sending big thanksgiving hugs! Xox
Took my kids to Cheesecake Factory. My daughter, made a friend and mentioned she had holes in her shoes. So. We went shoe shopping for her friend. I like your shirt. I’m glad your mom came out okay.
Aw that’s so fun Kenzie! And wow what a beautiful gesture that is. Thank you 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I like to hang out with them. There’s something about family that’s just, good. I did notice, especially with my generation that dad’s aren’t stepping up. Specifically with their daughters. So. I try to include them more and their friends. There’s a lot of single parents in the ghetto. I think, we all tried to find love in our partners to overcome the lack of love from our parents. So. Just try to show rather than tell, you know. Dad loves you.
i agree – family is just good.
Thanks for talking with me. I’m not your usual reader. Neither, do I have a creepy agenda. I’m happy for your successes. You’ll, make a great mom someday. Very. Patient. With just enough silly.
Haha thank you friend 🙃 what a kind thing to say. Silly is always important 🙂
I had this argument with someone in Atlanta. Friends. Are important and easier to come by. It’s an unconditional love like, parents. Somehow though, romantic love is conditional. When it should be unconditional, intimate, and a friendship.
Cœur de Pirate, one of my favorites on friendships. Just her and a piano. Maybe you could fit her in between Drake and Fetty Wap. 😂
There’s a lot to relationships. I wasn’t trying to simplify them with three principles and a song. I’m sure. You have made some good insights as well in New York. Maybe. I have walls a lot of people are fake.
Yeah relationships are really interesting in cities. It’s almost as though everything is intensified.
Maybe. It’s the faster motions but not the connections. I used to see the sorority girls with different guys every week. I mean. I was everybody’s ride home. It looked exciting but is it? To love once is, enough. I can’t imagine getting dumped three or four times a month. Maybe it’s fun. Like those reality dating shows.
Yeah i don’t know 💁🏻♀️
New York minute relationships mixed with popculture, anything goes.
Happy Thanksgiving C
Hey thanks, right back atcha Roland. Hugs and love xox
Beautiful post! I’m so happy to hear your mom is doing well, and that you’ve welcomed lessons learned through that trial. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Thank you so much! Yes! Lots to be grateful for! Sending thanksgiving hugs! Xox
Happy thanksgiving back atcha! Thankful for the way you put your faith right out there. I do it a little but you do it a lot. Your witness is appreciated.
Thanks JP:) that really means a lot. Sending big thanksgiving hugs to you and yours. Xx
Happy Thanksgiving Caralyn, to you, and your Mom and Dad. Give them an extra Canadian hug. Enjoy your weekend at home, with your folks, any family in the area, and friends.
Thank you, my dear friend, for the inspiration, and love you always share, focused on our Lord Jesus Christ, never backing away to lift yourself up. Keep yourself open to receive and learn all the Holy Spirit has for you, and you will be amazed at your future. The growing in Christ you are experiencing at this time, is all in preparation for the future that God has for you. In this relatively brief period of time that your blog has been read and loved, you have touched and blessed many people by being you, the “You” God created you to be. As far as you have come Caralyn, there is so much more ahead of you, in God’s planning. Keep seeking Him, and He will be leading you to complete His full purpose in your life, for His Glory.
“So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.
I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!
God’s Abundant Blessings Caralyn.
Wow, George, this is such a beautiful letter of encouragement. thank you with all my heart. I am so grateful for our friendship. Amen – God has been so good to me and you and blessed us abundantly. hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and love xox
Thank you, we are blessed. Enjoy your family time. Big hugs, lots of luv.
Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you.
Thanks so much Steve! Happy thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
God Bless you & your family. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!
Thank you Beckie! same to you 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hope you had a Blessed day!
Thanks Mike! Same to you! Hugs and love xox
Happy Thanksgiving! God loves you!
Amen! I was really blessed by this comment, I mean. . .I DO believe in my head, but sometimes I forget with my heart. . .and when I read that. . .It was sweet! Jesus does love us, He loves us so much, that He shed His blood so we could freely receive salvation by grace thru faith. So beautiful, so awesome! God bless Mam!
Praise God! I know what you mean. It can be easy to forget. And to hear or read that can be just what we need! I am glad God spoke to you for you and Him 🙂 God bless you too.
Thanks Gail! Sending thanksgiving hugs! Xox
Thank you! God is good. 🙂
Enjoy your family time together. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks Ian! Same to you! Hugs and love xox
Lets be grateful all year!!
Amen to that! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Mine was wonderful!! Hope yours was too
Oh good! Thanks friend! Hugs and love xox
Yes it was for the most part until i ended in the hospital the very next morning
Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that! I hope you’re okay!!
Happy Belated Thanksgiving!
Thanks Lynn! Same to you! hope you’re having a wonderful weekend with loved ones and delicious food 🙂 hehe Hugs and love xox
I’m seeing this post thanksgiving, but I shall wish you a happy belated ‘thanksgiving.’ Very powerful & encouraging message each time you pen down, God bless you 🙂
aw thank you friend, same to you! and gosh what a kind thing to say! big hugs x
Hope You had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Cheers! 🙂
thanks friend, same to you! hugs x
happy thanksgiving to you! 🙂
Thanks friend! Right back atcha! Hugs and love xox
Grateful for your honesty, for just being so damn real, I dig your humor, its the best! But also thank you for the ways in which you love Jesus. You rock the hardest my friend! So much love and respect for your heart and the way you talk about the things that are hardest to talk about. It inspires me.
Oh my gosh thank you. This seriously touches my heart. YOU rock the hardest!! 🙂 Hugs to you xox
Yes, so much to be thankful for each and every day. Hope yours was extra special. Continue to use your gifts and talents to lift up Jesus. I enjoy your gift of words and eye for beauty.
thanks Charme! what a kind thing to say 🙂 sending thanksgiving hugs!! xox
Thank you for your blog and for everything you share with the world. You are making a positive difference by putting your thoughts out there in your always eloquent and interesting posts. I’m glad things are going well for you.
aw, thank you so much 🙂 what a kind thing to say! i’m very touched. big hugs to you xox
Hello! Thank you for the uplifting and positive articles. I find such joy in reading them. You inspire me!
Hi Jeanie! aw, thank you so much! what a thoughtful note 🙂 sending thanksgiving hugs! xox
Happy thanksgiving and i love your top
thanks, same to you!! and haha, thanks 🙂 it made me feel a bit like a hippie! hehe hugs to you xox
Happy belated Thanksgiving to you too! 🙂 I WANT that turkey pug. lol! 🙂
Hahha thanks Carly! Yeah it’s pretty cute 🙂 Sending thanksgiving hugs! Xox
Thanks Hugh! Have a great night! Hugs and love xox
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too. Yes, I am definitely thankful when compared to where I have come over the years. I could not have told you when beginning college that I would be where I am now and encouraging others. Thanks for the reminder.👍🏾🙂
Thanks friend! That’s so awesome 🙂 lots for be grateful for! Hugs and love xox
You’re simply beautiful!
Oh my gosh you are too kind TR! Thank you!!!! 😘
Thanks for the great reminder! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you! Same to you Rebecca! Hugs and love xox
Happy Thanksgiving to you also. I hope you know that while you learned many lessons of faith and trust this year, the schooling doesn’t ever stop in this life. There will be more. Just trust in the Lord and have joy!
Yes! Trust in Him! Sending thanksgiving hugs!
Your blog is so cute! Happy Thanksgiving! https://adoeringlifestyle.wordpress.com/
Thanks so much! Sending thanksgiving hugs! Xox
Thanks for taking the time to like my blog posts, its great to read how far you’ve come and how well you are doing. Keep on looking and being fantastic happy belated thanksgiving.
Happy thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and I’m delighted you have so much to be grateful for.
Thanks so much! Same to you! Sending thanksgiving hugs! Xox
Hoping Thanksgiving continues daily. God’s best for you and yours.
Thank you friend. Same to you! Hugs and love xox
Thank you for your kind heart.
Thanks friend 🙂 sending big thanksgiving hugs xox
You truly are a blessing. What a beautiful heart, one that lives in celebration and gratitude for the inner magnificence that flows through all beings!
Oh gosh thank you so much. What a kind thing to say! Big hugs to you xox
What beautiful thoughts
Thank you so much!! Hugs and love xox
Wow Awesome ! Happy Thanksgiving !
Thank you friend! Hope you had a great thanksgiving! Hugs and love xox
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Thanks for the link up! Hugs and love xox
It took me to read this to realize that I am now thankful for this year also. It was difficult, challenging, a roller coaster of ups and downs as I am trying my best to accept my depression and anxiety “as is” and work towards feeling better. But I see progress, and I see that despite the “downs” I am still here. I found out who the real friends are, who the “users” were. I flipped out and moved to a town I like better. Thank you for being part of this blog community I just recently joined, it is showing to be a great support in this battle.
Thank you for sharing that. Yes-you are still here and that is definitely something to be thankful for. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and love xox
Thanks! Same to you! Hugs and love xox
With all the retailers pushing Christmas in October, we need more love for Thanksgiving as a holiday and spiritual practice.
I agree!! Hugs and love xox
Letting God catch and sustain us is such a beautiful thought. Thanks:).
Yes!! Thanks so much xox
Did you actually manage to conjure a turkey out of the fire pit?
Hahahha two in fact! Haha
Well, given my silly comment, I guess that I must count as one. Who was the other?
Thanks so much for all the wishes and wish the same for you too.You are absolutely correct there is so much to thank for in life ; each moment and each day that we are able to live and enjoy.Gratitude should be all over.Bless you!!
If you get a chance ,read my book `THE PERENNIAL JOURNEY’.I am sure you will love it as I feel we share the same kind of thought process.
love to you.
thanks friend. sounds like a great book! thanks for passing it along. big hugs xo
One thing I forgot to mention-You are really beautiful ;both inside and outside.Lots of love to you.
To add more,I don’t know if it is great or not but my book `THE PERENNIAL JOURNEY’ is a sincere effort to talk about the glories of God and the realities of life which we all tend to forget.It is a motivational and an inspirational book.
Oh my gosh what a kind thing to say! Thank you! Awesome! Hugs and love xox
Happy thanksgiving right back at cha.
thanks GI 🙂 big hugs to you xox
I’m sorry I’m a few days late, but I just wanted to say that I’m thankful for you and for everything you share on here! I always enjoy reading what you have to say. Oh, and thanks for reading some of my stuff, too! 🙂 Anyway Caralyn, I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving.
Thanks friend! It was a wonderful thanksgiving. I hope yours was lovely too!! Thanks for your kind words! Hugs and love xox
BBB it’s been a while. How are you?
Hello! Great you? Hugs and love xox
I’m good. I’ve missed your posts. Ever since I moved my site over to self hosted I lost viewership and a lot of people I like to read 😣 ..so trying ny hardest to link back up so maybe just maybe I’ll start seeing ypu in my feed again 👐
Aw you’re sweet to say that. Yeah I’ve missed you, friend!!! 💛💛💛💛