Half Empty or Half Full?



Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, I would like to use this post to reiterate the things I have to be grateful for.

Last year, on this same day, I shared a post about something that happened to me when I first moved back east and how it taught me to notice the abundance in my life, which I had previously overlooked.

You can read about that here.

Every once in a while I will go back into my archives and reread that post whenever I forget and need to be reminded. I sometimes get distracted, by allowing my mind to tell me what I need in order to be filled, instead of focusing on and appreciating the abundance that is full.


Health

Family and friends

A job

A roof over my head

Food on the table

Clothes on my back

And knowing that I am loved.


I know this list may seem very basic, but in today’s world with the economy the way it is, and people loosing their jobs and homes everyday, I realize that some are struggling with even the basics.


This is a time when I especially need to notice that my glass is FULL.


And be forever grateful….






Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed and full Thanksgiving!


Thank you for your friendship everyone!

X

42 comments

  1. Your glass isn't half full, it over floweth!
    Just like mine!

    Happy Thanksgiving Ron!
    :-)

    (Wow, it's early and I still used 3 exclamation points! Ooops, four.)

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  2. (((((((((( Ron ))))))))))

    Continued blessings to you, sir.

    My glass is full--with the seen and the unseen.....it is full. And I'm graced.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  3. Oh ron you make me feel all bubbly inside! No but in all seriousness thank you for making me realize how much I do have in my life. This is a time of giving thanks and no bitching allowed! I am going right over to your link to read it now. Happy thanksgiving my PA friend, is it like 50 degrees over on your side of the state as well?

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  4. I'm thankful for friends like you.

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  5. I have so many things that I am grateful for and so many people in my life that make this journey so wonderful.

    Thank You

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  6. I went back to read the older post. I hope everyone does, it's brilliant and genuine and so - well it's so you.

    Your basics are all we need

    I love ya Ron

    and Hope sends kisses and hugs

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  7. Hi Ron,

    You have seen the light and your thoughts are good.

    Hey buddy, your glass is even overflowing if you ask me. You are blessed and remember it.Let it keep you on an even keel the days when you are down.

    I'm so glad to count you as a friend. Bless you, dude.And have a Happy Thanksgiving !!

    Hugs,
    Barbara

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  8. Bonjour Barbara!

    Yes...and let it keep me on an even keel on BLACK FRIDAY when I'm going INSANE!

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAA!

    Bless you, Barb!

    Thanks for being a pal!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Didier!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Hugs
    X

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  9. Good Morning Dianne!

    Thanks for your sweet words, dear lady!

    I love ya too!

    Wishing you and your family the BESTEST Thanksgiving Day ever!!!!

    Kisses and hugs to you, Hope, Mia, and Mr. Siren!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  10. Hiya Brndoutw8ress!

    This is a time of giving thanks and no bitching allowed!

    Right on, girl!

    I'm so grateful to have met you this year. You're such an inspiration!!

    BLESS YOU!!!!!

    Have an AWESOME Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!!!

    Thanks for dropping by, PA friend!

    X

    P.S. yes...it's in the 50's here also. And rainy. I heard that tomorrow it's suppose to get even colder - YIPEEEEEE!

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  11. Morin' Anndi!

    Ditto, my Libra friend!!

    Wishing you and your family a TERRRRRIFIC Thanksgiving Day!

    {{{{ Anndi }}}}

    Thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  12. Howdy Dave!

    I have so many things that I am grateful for and so many people in my life that make this journey so wonderful.

    You sure do, my friend!

    Thank you for always sharing your humor and insightfulness.

    You touch many, Dave!

    So glad to know ya!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY to you and your family!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  13. Hiya Nancy!

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!

    See?...aren't those exclamation points addictive?? Once you start, you can't stop!!!!!!!!

    So much of what you share on your blog rings true for me too. Thank you for always reitorating and reminding me.

    Our glasses are FULL!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY, NANCY!

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

    And thanks for stopping by!

    X

    (14 exclamation points)

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  14. Good Mornin' Mel!

    My glass is full--with the seen and the unseen.....it is full. And I'm graced.

    YAAAAAAAAAAY!

    It's an absolute joy knowing you, dear lady!

    Thank you for all that you share here, and on your own blog.

    You are LOVED Mel!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    Hugs and smooches to the Little Bug!

    X

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  15. Even in the abyss, the glass is always half-full!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ron, have a wonderful day because I know on Friday, you're going to wish that glass was half-full of something very alcoholic! ;)

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  16. Howdy Nitebyrd!

    Even in the abyss, the glass is always half-full!

    BRAVA...you said it!

    I know on Friday, you're going to wish that glass was half-full of something very alcoholic!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    And you're right....because I just bought a HUGE bottle of Shiraz for the occassion!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Sis!

    Love to you and your family!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  17. Very nice post. (: I wish I'd thought of it but today is my birthday so friends are taking me out. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving if I'm not around much tomorrow.

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  18. Hiya Gavin!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GAVIN!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOO YOOOOOU!

    Hip-hip, hooray!!!!!!!

    Happy Birthday, buddy!

    Enjoy your day...I LOVE birthdays!!

    And a Happy Thanksgiving Day to you too!

    Blessings to you!
    X

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  19. My philosophy is always 'glass half full'.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend. xxxx

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  20. And a happy Thanksgiving to you, Ron!

    I for one am grateful to have a job that lets me pay all my bills. And I'm grateful I have a roof over my head. Is my life perfect? No, but I am grateful to be in a position where I can work toward eventually have my dream life.

    Take care, buddy!

    - R

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks you for the reminder to pause and reflect

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  22. Wholeheartedly agree, Ron!

    The basics are essential and everything!

    I'd like to raise our half-full glasses and toast to a healthy, blessed, and happy Thanksgiving! :))

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  23. same to you, my darling ron...have a lovely day just being you♥

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  24. yes...i do hope everyone goes back and reads your post...it is very touching so weeping, away I go to eat some pie...that's really all i eat on T.Day is pie...

    have a good one, dear friend.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  25. Hellooooo Petra!

    I'd like to raise our half-full glasses and toast to a healthy, blessed, and happy Thanksgiving!

    To you too, my dear friend!

    Cheers!

    So glad we've met - your a sweetheart!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Blessings!

    X

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  26. Greetings Sexnfries!

    Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a comment.

    It's so nice meeting you!

    Hey...I LOVE your blog name and can't wait to stop by and check it out!

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Stop by anytime. You're always welcome here!

    X

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  27. Hellooooo Dearest Linda!

    You too, my friend!

    Looking forward to another year of blogging with you!

    Wishing you and your family the most blessed of Thanksgiving Days!

    And thank you for your kind words about last years post. That experience taught me alot.

    Enjoy your PIE!! I'm sure it's DELISH!!!!

    Love ya, Linda!

    {{{{{{ Linda }}}}}}

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoo

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  28. Howdy Roberto!

    GRRRRREAT seeing ya, bud!

    Is my life perfect? No, but I am grateful to be in a position where I can work toward eventually having my dream life.

    BRAVO! I feel the same way.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

    HAPPPY THANKSGIVING, Roberto!

    I'll be thinking of you on Black Friday!!!

    HA!

    X

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  29. Hi Akelamalu!

    My philosophy is always 'glass half full'.

    And that's why you are continually blessed!

    Thank you so much for your loyal and longstanding friendship.

    Love ya, m'dear!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and all your loved ones!

    XXXX

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  30. thank you for a simple and uncomplicated thought for Thanksgiving--I decided at 3:00 this afternoon to also keep it simple
    I am making dinner for the three people who mean the most to me in my life, and while keeping dinner simple (turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, gravy, pumpkin pie and simple rolls) I will be thankful for the simple things in life that so many people struggle on daily basis to have
    a roof over my head
    food in my cupboard
    fresh clean water
    electricity
    the love of my family
    and yes, 4 furry creatures who allow me to live with them (and one fish named Wallace)(I couldn't resist, forgive me)
    Happy Thanksgiving..........

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  31. Greetings Patti!

    Welcome!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your wonderful comment.

    It's so nice to meet you!

    and yes, 4 furry creatures who allow me to live with them (and one fish named Wallace)(I couldn't resist, forgive me).

    OMG...that's so precious!

    I'm a HUGE cat lover, so your reference to "allow me to live with them" made me HOWL. I so totally know what you mean. Aren't cats the BEST?

    Your dinner sounds nice and simple, yet VERY yummy!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you, Patti!

    Please stop by anytime. You're always welcomed here!

    X

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  32. I nice list indeed.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. I most agree! We need to be thankful for all that we have these days. Friends, family and our health are the most important. I don't think we can be reminded of those things enough. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, my friend!

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  34. Thank you for the beautiful post. I am blessed to have a full glass as well.
    I am thankful for family & friends. Especially newer friends I have made this year through blogging.
    Thank you for being one of them, Ron!
    (((HUGS)))

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  35. Okay....now that I've sufficiently wept for the morning (thanks for that, btw), your writing never seems to fail to inspire me, Ron.

    You somehow manage to strip away all the crap from everyday life and hold up what really matters, for all to behold.

    I can picture you holding it up high and saying with just a hint of a smile, "See? This is all you need."

    Your generosity, kindness and goodness are felt straight through this machine I call my computer...and that alone is no easy feat....yet, I'm not in the least surprised.

    And so, I'd like to add one more thing to my personal list of things I'm thankful for...and that, my dear friend...is YOU.

    xoxo (sniff)

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  36. Hello Collette!

    Especially newer friends I have made this year through blogging.

    Ditto, dear lady!

    You're wonderful spirit adds much to this blog. I am so freakin' HAPPY that we've met!

    Bless you!

    Wishing you and your loved ones a HAPPY HAPPY Thanksgiving Day!

    Gobble, gobble!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    {{{HUGS }}}

    X

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  37. Hiya Jen!

    Friends, family and our health are the most important. I don't think we can be reminded of those things enough.

    Yup!

    I remember my parents telling me as I was growing up, that to be blessed with health is true wealth.

    Thank you so much for stopping by today my friend!

    I've so enjoyed getting to know you this past year - thank you!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!!!!!

    X

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  38. Howdy Mr. Jeff!

    And you too, bud!

    It's been an absolute pleasure, joy, and blessing, knowing you this past year and a half.

    Thank you for sharing your talent, kind and sensitive energy, and awesome sense of humor!!!

    And also, for all these....

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Because I couldn't write without them!

    HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHA!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR'S!

    X

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  39. Helloooooooooooooo Kathryn!

    What a sweetheart you are!

    MUCH GRASSY for all your kind and thoughtful words, my wild NY friend!!!!

    It's ironic because throughout my life, I've experienced dual ends of the spectum. Both wealth and poverty. And the funny thing about it, is that poverty taught me the most about feeling wealthy.

    Thank you so much, for not only stopping by today, but for stopping by months ago and introducting yourself to me.

    What a BLESSING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your boys!

    Enjoy your day!!!!

    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  40. Yup. No matter how dark the day I can always look at my health and feel gratitude. If you've got that you can get through anything, but without it you've got nothing. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

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  41. Hi Tattytiara!

    Brava!

    If you've got that you can get through anything, but without it you've got nothing.

    You said it, girl!

    Thank you so much for stopping by today!

    Hope you had an AWESOME Thanksgiving Day, my friend!

    X

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  42. Hi and HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone. Well, I am sorry if I am a bit late to say that..... :)

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