Thankfulness on the Homestead
When I look around at all the pain and suffering in the world, I want to cling closely to the people and things that I hold so dear. I really do strive to live a life of thankfulness. I know all could be lost so easily. This year when my mom lost her house in a fire, it was a close reminder of how quickly life can change.
We live a simple lifestyle on our little homestead. I am so thankful for all of our critters. We have two pet chickens and a cat. All three provide wonderful entertainment and therapy. We also have three fish in a pond and a variety of birds that visit our yard. All of these add such a wonderful component to our life on the homestead.
I am thankful for my husband and his many talents. He has a green thumb and it is always interesting to see how our garden does. He likes to try different things and grow at least one new thing every season. I really love when we have an abundance that we can share with our friends and family.
Since we moved to our little homestead and ended up with chickens, I started sharing about our girls on my Facebook page. I was surprised by all the interest from my family and friends. It opened up a whole new world. I started blogging about life on the homestead and started a Facebook fan page. I am thankful for all the new people that I have connected with on this homesteading journey. I have met so many encouraging people and it is interesting to see what is going on with other homesteaders.
Every night when my head hits the pillow, I am thankful for all the blessings of the day. I know there is always something to be thankful for and I never want to forget that. My WordPress blog has a little poem I wrote on being thankful at Thanksgiving and always. I share it here. This is just a small sampling of all that I am thankful for today.
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