Back from the Desert and Thankful-What are you thankful for?

  1. Hello to all,
    I've recently returned from an all expenses paid vacation to the desert(just a little humor). I'm very grateful to be home this year and have the holidays home with my family. We take so many things for granted here in the US like running water, A/C. Things that are really creature comforts.
    Just wanted to know, what are you truly grateful for this holiday season. Is it your family, a co-worker, a roof over your head?
    Just wanted to say happy holidays to everyone at this wonderful web site. And if you know a family that has a mom, dad, sister, brother, uncle, aunt or any other family member that is deployed, let them know how grateful that their sacrifice is what is keeping you safe. Words of encourgement helped me to get through this past year.
    Happy holidays to all!!!!!!!!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   bagladyrn
    I'm thankful for and to you for your willingness to serve your country! I'm grateful for all of you who have returned safely to your families.
    Have a wonderful holiday season - you've certainly earned it!
    (Mom of a military man)
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from bagladyrn
    I'm thankful for and to you for your willingness to serve your country! I'm grateful for all of you who have returned safely to your families.
    Have a wonderful holiday season - you've certainly earned it!
    (Mom of a military man)
    Hey! She stole my post!

  5. by   leslie :-D
    i have to agree with baglady.
    speaking for myself, i am grateful for family, health and happenstance in my life.
    but after reading your post, noting intact humor and sanity, i am even more humbled.
    i find myself suddenly, even more appreciative of what i have.
    and that is because of you and everyone who serves.
    a big, heartfelt salute and thank you, to you and your comrades.
    and welcome home.

    leslie
  6. by   time4meRN
    You !
  7. by   RN4Nascar
    Im thankful for people like you who serve our country!
    I am also thankful for a wonderful family I have around me, my best friends and for all their love and support, being an RN and passing my boards in Oct.
    Im thankful for being a Nascar fan, have met so many drivers, and fans that have been there for me for support. And have helped me get thru rough times.
    I am also thankful for being me..hehe, I like being me
  8. by   CT Pixie
    To echo the others, I am thankful that people like you are willing to protect me and my family. That you put your lives on the line to protect all of us.

    I am thankful that YOU are back home safe and sound with your family.

    I am thankful that I have a healthy happy family that loves me as much as I love them. I am thankful that I have my health. Thankful that I have a roof over my head, heat to keep me warm, clothes, food in my belly and enough of it all to keep my family fed, clothed and housed. i am thankful that I have enough that I can give to those who don't.
    and I am thankful that I live in a Country where I can say (quoting but maybe not exactly the way Voltaire worded it)

    "I don't approve of all the words you say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say them"

    Wishing all a happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful upcoming Holiday Season.
  9. by   zenman
    I'm thankful for all the excitement in my life and surviving the cyclone that ripped through Bangladesh last week.

    Plus, I'm invited to two Thanksgiving meals in one day. I hope the first one wears off before I go to the second one, lol!
  10. by   bethin
    Others stole my thought - thankful that others are willing to die for a cause.

    My nieces - 3 year old twins and 8 month old twins. I didn't know how to smile until I saw them. And the 3 year olds - always good for a laugh! They are the brightest light on the darkest night.

    Music - without it I would be a mess. I play the violin and when I'm down, I take it out of the case, play a few pieces, put it back, forgotten until I'm in need of it again.
  11. by   ktwlpn
    Thankful for you and others like you....My son is on the delayed entry program-he has enlisted in to the Marine corp.....He'll leave after he graduates next June....I'm thankful for him and the rest of my family.I love them all---including their "warts".I am thankful for my job-I work at a county run LTC facilty that has an excellent and well deserved reputation in this community.
  12. by   TazziRN
    [font=book antiqua]i'm thankful for my family
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    [font=book antiqua]i'm thankful that i have a job, and food, and a house, and love
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    [font=book antiqua]i'm thankful to people like my father, who spent his life defending his country and what it stands for
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    [font=book antiqua]i'm thankful to you, for continuing to keep the peace
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    [font=book antiqua]welcome home, and i'm glad you got home safely.
  13. by   nuangel1
    i am thankful to you for your service to this country .i am glad you got back safely .others have said it better .my father was in the military for 28 yrs and loved it .he loved this country too.

    i am grateful for my family , boyfriend, job, health and that i have a home .
  14. by   MNmom3boys
    I am thankful for my wonderful supportive husband, and our three healthy sons.

    I am thankful for the time, energy and brain power I was able to dedicate to passing nursing school, and then the N-CLEX.

    I am thankful for the opportunity to use my new credentials in a field that I am good at, and enjoy. (although this varies some days...)

    I am thankful for military men and women serving all over the world, every single day. I am even more thankful when little brother (Air Force) arrives home safely after each tour - in the middle of one now...

    I am thankful to live in a country that defends and values freedom.

    Welcome home - and thank-you for serving our country!

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