Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Season Of Giving

We are thankful each and every day for all the many things in our lives. But we tend to reflect even more on those things during the holiday season.
                       ~ Thanksgiving ~
The day set aside for just that - to give THANKS!

A few things that I am thankful for are:
~ wonderful family and friends
~health and happiness
~a job (my husband's) that keeps the bills paid, a roof over our head and food on our table

There are many more things to be thankful for but with these basic blessings I can be happy and content.
The little *extras* that I also appreciate are the items that make our life so much simpler.
~Cars (though I'd love to have lived in the simple days of horse and wagon)

~washing machines

~stoves/ovens (my family really should be thankful for this one because if I had to cook over an open fire then OH MY, I'd never get a steady and even heat. We'd be eating burnt everything.

~the technology of today that keeps me connected to you all.
It allows me the chance to meet others from far and wide that I would otherwise never have known. It gives me a glimpse into other regions and the lifestyles of those who live there but more importantly it has given me a new bunch of friends.
Though long distant, each and every one of you brings a smile to my face with the kind words that you leave me or the knowledge that you share with me.
For that I thank YOU! 
I hope that all of you will enter to win my Thanksgiving giveaway.
This giveaway is the first in a series of 3 that I will be doing within the next couple of months.

To enter:
1. You MUST follow my blog. If you don't already then sign up on my left sidebar.

2. Leave a comment on this post ONLY.

3. For a 2nd chance, announce my giveaway on your blog. If you do this, be sure to drop me a line so that I know that you did so.

4. If you do not have a blog you can still enter. Just leave me an email address so that I may contact you if you win.

Good Luck to All!
Giveaway will end and winner announced on Thanksgiving Day.


Mama-Bug said...

Hi Jessica, we all have so much to be thankful for. It's easy to name the big things; it's the small things we take for granted that we sometimes overlook. I have so much to be thankful for this year. Count me in for your giveaway!

Farmchick said...

Great post...we too have so many things to be thankful for...and I am!!!

Would love to be entered for a chance in your giveaway. :) I am not sure if I am a follower but I will add myself if I am not!

Hope you can stop over and read about my recipe swap that I am starting for the Christmas season. Would love to have you participate with some of your favorite recipes. :)

Carmen C. said...

Those are wonderful things to be Thankful for!!! I would love to enter the giveaway and will post on my blog:) Hope you're enjoying the day!

Steph said...

This looks like a great giveaway!

Tudy said...

I am a follower and I would love to win your giveaway.

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

What a nice giveaway!
1. I am a follower
2. Here is my comment...I love this giveaway.
3. I will post the giveaway on my blog.
Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for!
I've had you in my blog's sidebar for a while, but had forgotten to sign up to follow you, so I did it just now. :)

Gayle said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.I am a follower.

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Hi Jessica, I have enjoyed reading your blog and I am thankful for the great recipes you post about!

I am a follower and thank you for the generous giveaway!

Blessings, Jessica

Cheryl said...

I to am a follower and would love to be entered in the give-away.
Thanks for having it!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wonderful thankful post - I have many many things to be thankful for -- Oh and by the way I love giveaways!

West Side of Straight said...

Yes, a thankful time it is. We all have so much to ge grateful for.
I love giveaways Jessica. Pick my name! lol Have a great end of the week, jo

black bear cabin said...

what a wonderful giveaway! im fairly new to your blog, but love to read about all your wonderful recipes and crafts. May your holiday season be filled with joy, laughter and love!!!

cottageprims said...

I'm thankful for so much as well.Nice to sit and reflect on so many things for granted.I'm a new follower and would love to enter your giveaway.I'm hosting one as well if you want to sign up.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Patty Sumner said...

I am thankful for all the things you listed and so much more. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful and to be a giver. I would love to be part of your give-away. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,
I'm a follower of your blog and enjoy reading it. Please enter me in your giveaway. And your right we all have much to be thankful for. God bless.

farm maid said...

What a great reminder to always take the time to be thankful for our many blessings.

What a sweet giveaway.

flutterbygone's said...

I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway!!! What a sweet blessing! Thank you for the chance!

Granny Sue said...

You know I'm a follower and have been since the beginning :) I enjoyed this post--you share so many good recipes here, and it's nice to have some together in one post for easy access.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Hey Jessica!
You ALWAYS share the best recipes! Thank you for that. I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway. I've been a follower for quite a while! :)

Barb J. said...

Even in hard times, we can always find things to be thankful for. This has been a really bad year but I am counting my blessings.

I am following you on GFC.

Nancy M. said...

I am thankful for my boys, all 3 of them, lol!

I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Krystal said...

I'm a follower :) Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

-Krystal @

Angela said...

I'm already a follower! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Defeated Creek Primitives said...

Jessica I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway! Such an awesome thing for you to do and there are so many things to be thankful for!!!