A Thanksgiving Message to You, My Dear Readers

As I put the finishing touches on this post, I’m looking out the window at one of my favorite views, the stunning shores of Lake Superior. (Hence, the photos selected for this post.) If you’re a Dear Reader living in the US, you are likely busy with your Thanksgiving preparations, whatever they might be. (I guess you can tell, I’m not.)

Perhaps you’re running around shopping, cleaning, cooking and baking. Maybe you’re getting ready to travel to Grandma’s house. Maybe you’re looking forward to a few relaxing days off from work. Maybe you’re looking forward to seeing dear ones you haven’t seen in ages. Maybe you’re looking forward to the holiday season. Maybe not so much. Maybe you’ll be spending time with loved ones. Maybe you are and will be alone, by choice – or not by choice.

Whatever you are doing, or not doing, this feels like the perfect time to say, thank you, Dear Readers. Thank you for reading Nancy’s Point. Thank you for being part of this community. I am grateful you are here.

As a community, we are connected. I “see” you. I “hear” you, and I care about what you have to say.

If you are struggling today due to whatever reason, may it help to know you are welcome here, and it’s safe to share your truths here.

These things cannot be said often enough, don’t you agree?

And remember, gratitude is not a contest.

And now, to all of you who celebrate the day, Happy Thanksgiving!

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If you live in the US, how are you spending the Thanksgiving holiday?

Are you looking forward to the holidays, or not so much?

Are you struggling today and if so, would you like to share about why you are?


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Caribou River along the Superior Hiking Trail


10 thoughts to “A Thanksgiving Message to You, My Dear Readers”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Nancy, and thank you for providing this safe place for us to share our stories. This Thanksgiving I am grateful for you, and for family and good friends.

  2. Grateful to my next door neighbor who invites us for Thanksgiving dinner since we moved here 2 yrs ago. We are in central Florida & our family members are all in Pennsylvania….hence the Perry Como lyrics in ‘There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays’ & the line about ‘heading to PA for some homemade pumpkin pie’ makes me almost weepy. Health issues brought us here, so we do our best to enjoy life and put things in perspective.

    That brings me to your writing Nancy. You have a great way of putting things into perspective! You also ask important questions that encourage us to think about our values and pose various scenarios that likely encompass all your readers. Its the sense of belonging and inclusiveness that makes reading your posts so comforting. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for always giving us your encouraging thoughts and words.

    1. Carol, How nice that your neighbors have been inviting you to Thanksgiving dinner the last few years. I hope you all have a lovely time. Thank you for your kind words about my writing, and thank you for being part of this community. Happy TG to you too!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, thank you for sharing this welcoming place. I will be continuing the prep work for my daughter’s 40 guests. She is hosting her husband’s extended family. Her mother-in-law will not be attending due to surgery for kidney cancer. She is a tough minded woman, she will help her clan cope.

    1. Lin, That sounds like a big group to feed! But gosh, how nice your daughter is hosting and that you are helping her. Hope her mother-in-law is doing okay. Thank you for sharing and happy TG to you all.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Love your blog, wisdom and perseverance to help others through your experiences, others comments and your search for the facts. Have a peaceful celebration. I’m from Canada and we’ve already had ours. I’m putting up the Christmas tree

    1. Roberta, Thank you so much for the kind words and for the good wishes. I’ll be getting my tree up and decorated soon. I always wait until after TG, but that makes for some frenzied (but fun) days after TG, so I’m sorta envious of you having yours up! I bet you’re enjoying it. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Someone posted this link on a facebook breast cancer group. I had some family in for Thanksgiving dinner and was thankful my tastebuds had returned to normal (I was three weeks past my final) chemo round. This year, cooking was a joy to me and I am much more keenly aware of the blessings in my life. Belated happy Thanksgiving to you!

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