You know [settles into chair, tissues to hand] I have never really considered Thanksgiving. Being terribly British and all that.
Sorry [sheepish grin, pulls out tissue]
On the other hand, I am a Quaker, and we often give thanks for the little things in life we are lucky to have (sort of an everyday thanksgiving).
So, on this Thanksgiving - the first I have ever shared with Americans (thanks to the blogosphere) - these are are my thanks.....
I am thankful for my health - t'ain't perfect, but I can walk, talk and dress myself!
I am thankful for MB (Much Beloved) - he rescued me from a terrible domestic situation and has been my rock and support ever since; 20yrs this year.
I am thankful for my crazies - these barmy people (including sleepypete, rca, cyberkitten, silentmum, boo, evilboss and all the Aginoths!) are my best friends, my confidantes and my strength.
I am thankful for my job - well, it's a job.
I am thankful for the people I work with - mostly good people who encourage me.
I am thankful for my home - somewhere peaceful to go when the world goes mad.
I am thankful for my cats - including our late and much lamented Ambrose and Little Echo, my felines are my comfort.
I am thankful for all my blogbuddies - people who I have never met, yet with whom I have forged friendships across the seas and miles.
Update - I'm also thankful that Michele sent me to say hello to Courtney, with one of the funniest songs I've ever heard :-) Go have a listen and a giggle to Alice's Restaurant.
2nd update - I have been reminded I am thankful that I am young at heart, and the girls in the office didn't believe I am 41! :-)
For a miserable old woman, I actually have a lot to be thankful for :-)