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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving is Here!

  



This giveaway will run from Nov. 17 through Nov. 27. I'm giving away a wonderful little book that would make a great gift, House Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Toasts Celebrating Home and Family by June Cotner. Poets included in the book range from Confucius and Winston Churchill to David C. Hay and Margaret Anne Huffman. There are seven chapters:
  1. Our Home
  2. Family and Friends
  3. Our Children
  4. Our Garden
  5. Graces and Toasts
  6. Holidays and Celebrations
  7. Reflections
All you have to do is 1) follow this blog, and 2) leave a comment below. Simply share three things for which you are thankful. Three things, that is, besides the normal stuff which we are all grateful for like family, church, friends, jobs, our health, and our homes. Umm...try to be specific. One entry per person. I'll start. I am thankful for the simple things in life, like hugs, colors, chocolate, my laptop, and chapstick. They can also be events and experiences. Like...when my son wrote me a valentine in the middle of November and it said "I love you" on it three times. Or the best thing about my new job is getting my son to school early and he's not embarrassed to give me a kiss because there aren't any adults on car duty yet. Have fun!

31 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I'm thankful that my son told me he loved me in the car today without any particular reason - just out of the blue. My daughter just wrote a hilarious Thanksgiving story, and I'm wearing a pair of brand new fleece pajamas.

    Hope that's specific enough.. :-)

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  2. Thanks for doing the hop!

    I am thankful for diet coke, dark chocolate and for my kids' naptime. :)

    megankyser at gmail dot com

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  3. Great giveaway Christie! I am grateful not to have to work, to experience all the funny things the kids do and say and that there is always chocolate in the fridge!

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  4. Thanks for the chance! I'm a follower:)

    I'm thankful for Reeses Pieces, snuggies, and booklights!

    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

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  5. I follow on GFC.

    I am grateful for book blog giveaways, a good cup of tea and a warm fire.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  6. Following :)

    I am thankful for:
    1. Everything I have in life
    2. contentment
    3. affection

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Stephanie
    thestephanieloves@gmail.com
    thestephanieloves.blogspot.com

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  7. Jaidis on GFC

    I'm thankful for:
    1: My 3 yr old daughter not having epilepsy like me
    2: Being seizure free for 3 years
    3: The internet - I have to be able to be online

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  8. GFC follower

    Thankful for:
    1. My daughters
    2. my friends
    3. my home

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  9. Hi everyone. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Right now, I'm thankful that my daughter is staying in her bed.

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  10. I am thankful for the HBO show Bored to Death, my writer's group and coffee.

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  11. 1)I am thankful for my Mom and Mother-in-law, who have unfortunately both passed away and are my past, who each in their own way brought love, joy and wonderful memories into my life;
    2)I am thankful for my husband and four children who are my present and truly bring meaning to the word “present” by being the true gifts that they are; and
    3)For my grandson who is my future and reminds me that life goes on and my own gifts will continue through him.

    For these things and many more I am deeply thankful for the many gifts in my life.

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  12. I'm a new follower!
    I'm thankful for my family but I'll name 3 other small things:

    1. chocolate
    2. scrapbooking
    3. books
    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  13. Missed Periods, definitely writing groups!
    Maeve, well said!
    Kelly, you said it! Looks like chocolate and books run a close tie to family.

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  14. Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    I'm grateful for flowers, colors, faithful friends! I follow in GFC.
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

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  15. I am thankful for my family, without them I am nothing!

    I am thankful for what health we have in our family...despite all the pain.

    I am thankful for all the little things....whatever they be...

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  16. I am a follower of your blog.

    I am grateful for chocolate, grandchildren, and peace.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  17. I am thankful for christs love for me
    I am a follower
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  18. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    I'm am thankful for my daughters, my church and good health.

    justpeachy36@yahoo.com

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  20. GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Besides the usual(family,friends, pets), I am thankful for good food, books, and laughter.

    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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  21. im greatful for allthe normal things eveyrones greatful for

    but im also greatful for

    being able to read

    haveing love and knowing love

    and Pepsi


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com
    im a follower

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  22. I am a follower.

    I am thankful for:
    Family - we have had a rough year
    Community - without them we would not have made it though thte last year
    And everything that gave me frame of reference ocer the last year
    lisa.mcgeen@hotmail.com

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  23. I am thankful for:
    my 5 senses
    laughter of my grandkids
    my church & the support of people in it
    I follow via gfc (lgm52)
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  24. I have so many things to be thankful for this year!
    1. My husbands promotion right before Christmas
    2. We can easily afford all of our bills and still have a nice Christmas this year (we were struggling last year)
    3. The support and love of my wonderful, crazy, dysfunctional family. My mother, my brother, my sister in law, and all of the in-laws on the hubby's side too. I don't know where we would be without them!

    I follow via GFC dsfrankj at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway :D I am thankful for thanksgiving break :) and I'm grateful for ramen. and nanowrimo. Lots of november things :)

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower, and my three gratefuls: day planners, BYU sweatshirts, and doctors. :)

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  27. I am a new GFC follower. I am thankful for my family, my health, and for my career going in the right direction. Feel free to stop by my giveaway, #86, if you haven't already. Happy holidays!

    stacy at stacyjuba.com

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  28. I follow on GFC.
    I am thankful for a beautiful fall day, the beautiful flowers in the spring, and a smile from my newest grandbaby.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  29. OMG seriously I wrote everything and then my finger hit newer post. ARRRRGH.

    Okay. I am a new follower but totally looking forward to reading more. :)

    What I am thankful for beyond the usual wonderful family things. In no particular order.

    1- I am thankful that despite the rough economy, we have been able to stick with our commitment to our sponsored child.

    2- I am thankful for a shower and tub combo that lets me hurry when I have to but indulge occasionally in the tub with a book. :)

    3- I am thankful that I live in a climate where we get decorative snow. It is literally here today and gone tomorrow. After living in Maine for several years, I really appreciate that!

    Thanks for the chance.

    ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I am thankful for:
    1. some time off
    2. the beautiful tree in our front yard
    3. the delicious tea my kids bought for me
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  31. Thanks to all who participated in the Gratitude Giveaway! There were 27 entrants. I randomized all the names 7 times (without looking) and the winner is...

    1. kalea_kane!!! Congratulations!!!

    Timestamp: 2010-11-30 02:36:29 UTC

    I will e-mail you to get your address.

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