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Thanksgiving Day Thanks

By November 28, 2013

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If you are celebrating Thanksgiving today, I hope you have a wonderful day. Consider sharing with one another a list of the things you are each most thankful for. And remember the importance of saying thank you to your spouse on a daily basis.

Dr. Terri Orbuch: "How important is it to thank your beloved? Consider this: In my long-term study of marriage and divorce, couples who expressed frequent gratitude to each other were the happiest in their marriages by a significant margin."
Source: Dr. Terri Orbuch. "Improve Your Marriage With One Little Word." HuffingtonPost.com. 11/22/2011.

When I reflect on my life with Bob and read how others show their appreciation for their spouse, I am so very

  • ... thankful for our loving, affirming, and supportive nearly 50-year marriage to one another.
  • ... thankful for very dear friends who gave so much of themselves to both of us during Bob's final days.
  • ... thankful for our tremendous four children.
  • ... thankful for our two wonderful daughter-in-laws.
  • ... thankful for our sweet four grandchildren.
  • ... thankful to still have my delightful mom in my life.
  • ... thankful for the many moments of laughter, comfort, tenderness, and support I had from Bob.
  • ... thankful for my understanding and helpful friends as I learn to live alone.
  • ... thankful that I live in such a beautiful locale.
  • ... thankful for the home that Bob put so much of himself into.
  • ... thankful for caring and qualified medical professionals in my rural area.
  • ... thankful for the Internet which allowed us to work together and from home.
  • ... thankful for you, our loyal readers.
  • ... and thankful for apple pie!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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December 1, 2008 at 4:02 am
(1) vickgr says:

So beautifull to hear how blessed
you are.Reading it caused tears to flow.
How wonderfull awesome life is !!

November 24, 2011 at 8:28 am
(2) KCanzater says:

Im with VickGr…. That is wonderful. Thankful to have you two as additional guidance to building my relationship with my Man. Hope your family have an great Thankgiving!!!

March 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm
(3) Debbie says:

It feels weird to see this post now. I was actually divorced on 11/22/99 from my husband of almost 18 years. The 27th would have been our 18th anniversarhy. It was so unexpected and I can’t believe I didnt see it coming. We had only had 1 fight in that 18 years. We had 5 children age 17 and under. The youngest was 3. I still don’t know why he had an affair and left me. He never even said there were any problems. I guess I should have noticed all the “overtime” he had to work but I was too busy trying to take care of 5 kids and the house while he was working such long hours. I feel like such an idiot. I’m glad to see that other marriages get better and don’t end in divorce.

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