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11-22-2012 01:00 AM

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Have a safe and happy thanksgiving . My wife was reading a post “what are you grateful for? On twitter and I thought it might be a good chance for all of us to share what we are grateful here.
Even if you don’t post here please take a moment to think of the things you have to be greatful for

I’ll start, As an older person I guess I could have some issues to deal with but I know many others have much larger issues to deal with . I’m grateful to have lived this long with relativity few health problems and as a american brought up in a free country I’m grateful for my freedom and right to choose what religion I want to be or not be any at all, I’m also glad to have free speech and all of the other rights we have in America .I’m grateful for all of those who have given themselves to serve in the military and for those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and to those who have been wounded an impaired serving us all. I’m grateful to have a wonderful wife that has been my supporter and friend and love for more than 45 years. I’m glad to have all my children and some of my grand children and mother-in law close enough to see and visit with and love. I’m grateful to have a home and ample supply of what we need to live on a daily basis. I’m grateful for good friends here on Ljs and were I live. I’m grateful to have all my faculties (more or less :)) I’m grateful for my own and my family’s health ,I’m grateful to have had my own business for many years I’m grateful to have a great place like LJs to visit and share and learn.I’m grateful for Gods love, I’m blessed in many ways the list can go on and on .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#1 posted 11-22-2012 01:10 AM

i wish you jim and all the wonderful jocks ive met a wonderful thanksgiving, i am grateful for many wonderful things, my family is first and for the wonderful blessings the lord has granted me, i love this site and all the wonderful people i have met here and i wish you all a wonderful and happy thanksgiving…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 11-22-2012 01:28 AM

I am most grateful to have become a friend of Bill W.’s. Without that friendship I would not be here today.

Tomorrow is truly THE day of gratitude but, for me, I must have an attitude of gratitude each and every day.

If you want to say something or do something for someone in your life, DO IT. Life can change at the snap of your fingers…that quick. There is no worse thought to bear in life than the one in your head that is always saying….”I wish I had done this or said that” when it’s too late to go back and do it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-22-2012 01:39 AM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I am Thankful to be here…
...enjoying Family & Friends…
...enjoying trying to do something I used to do very easily… but still do it…
...enjoying the Shop to piddle around in… and actually Make something once in awhile… pray for our Nation… which needs it very badly…
...gaining weight just Thinking about all the food!
...playing catch with the kids…
...enjoying talking to people miles away…
...wishing Y’all a good Holiday season and a happy New Year…
...thanking all of you Lumberjocks for all of your inspiration & friendship…

Y’all have a good one!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 11-22-2012 01:48 AM

Thanks to a1Jim for starting this forum. I could almost say “ditto” to his posting except for having your own business. But mostly now I am thankful that God has given me a love of woodworking in my retirement years and a mentor to teach me from his experience. The advise and comments of all the great Lj’s is another blessing I much appreciate.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#5 posted 11-22-2012 02:35 AM

a1Jim and your wife, have a very happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for the great post and just as Stormy above says, I can also say “ditto”, but I would like to add a couple of things. As you can see I have only be a member for 38 days now but I really enjoy LJ’s, at some time or another each day I try to stop at the site just to read the forums, or get into some, watch the videos, can’t forget (Stubby Nubs) but mostly to learn from all you LJ’s who are all great, whatever it takes I always get answers to whatever I am looking for, Thanks, and everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving from a newbee.

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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#6 posted 11-22-2012 03:21 AM

Jim, I second your sentiments and couldn’t have said it better! Here’s hoping you all have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 03:37 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! In Canada, we have Thanksgiving in October so we aren’t still sick of turkey at Christmas!

I have many things for which I’m grateful. Tonight though, I am particularly grateful for my husband. About an hour ago we sat together and laughed hysterically about the odd conversation we had earlier at supper with our two great kids.

Our 12 year old daughter used the expression ‘wham bam, thank-you ma’am’, knowing mostly what it meant, which led to
“honey, you shouldn’t use expressions you don’t understand and that one is inappropriate” which led to
“okay, so then what does it mean?”
which led to
“Yeah, what does it mean” from our 8 yr old.
Which led to my matter-of-fact explanation, which led to horrified expressions all around the table, and the 8 yr old laughing so hard he started to choke.

It has been a trying few days, and to be able to sit with my best friend and laugh so hard it hurts is truly a blessing.
So here it is – I may make cracks about him in my posts, but I’m very grateful to be married to and loved by such a good man. He has the patience of Job, a quiet faith in God, and is my rock when I need him most.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my LJ friends, mentors and accomplices!


-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 03:39 AM

Right now I’m thankful they were able to pull the wisdom tooth without the surgery the oral surgeon was expecting so that I can enjoy turkey tomorrow; hate to know what the surgery would have actually felt like.
At the end of the day I’m thankful that I have a daughter that is so alive she almost gets into more trouble then I can keep up with, a new son who is proving to be healthy which is all you can ask for at this age, and a wife that is supportive of most things and always willing to help. I’m glad that the budget is flexible enough to pay the dentist, no dental, and still buy the turkey and pie supplies I wanted for the community dinner tomorrow. That I can say God has truly blessed me and that life is good.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#9 posted 11-22-2012 03:54 AM

Great input everyone
Sandra I hope your great story was at home and not in the hospital.
Have a wonderful Thanks Giving every one if it’s to late for Canada I’m sure our friends up north are still grateful many things.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 11-22-2012 04:11 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Jim and all the LJ jocks.

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#11 posted 11-22-2012 06:13 AM

Jim, I am grateful that I live in America at this point in history. Here and now even an average citizen can pursue happiness, have privacy, enjoy air conditioning and central heating, easily travel far and near; communicate freely, openly, and quickly across great distances; have their ailing bodies repaired, pursue an education in any field or area, think for themselves, feel safe at night, have affordable food available from all over the planet at the local supermarket, follow their bliss, dress as they see fit, and worship God as they please. There have been few times and places in history where any of these blessings have been available to just common men and women…and we have them all. What past kings, pharaohs, czars, and potentates would have given all they own for the things listed above? We are blessed more than we know.

Finally, when I count my blessings, I count my wonder wife at least twice. She makes my life worth living in ways large and small…not the least of which is children and now grandchildren.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 11-22-2012 07:02 AM


Very well said.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the LJ jocks.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 11-22-2012 11:27 AM

Happy Thanks Giving day to you all.
Mostly I am grateful for the same reasons than Jim is.
The number one for me would be “lack of fear”.
I am a Christian man and I can worship and pray whenever I desire and where ever I desire (so far and for now, that might change pretty soon) In the Christian community I am minority, most Christian in the world live their live in fear and are persecuted especially in the Muslim world.
I am 63 years old (in about 6 weeks) I have no pain and no ache.
I have a wonderful wife and an excellent job. I came in the US in 1983 (I believe) with literary $5.00 in my pocket, I was able to make a good living and today I own more than I need and I am living very comfortably, again this is an exception in the world.
I have number of issues with the way things are done in our country yet this still is the best country in the world to live in ( before coming to the US shores, I worked and I lived in 27 different countries)
I praise and I thank the Lord of the Universe for blessing us so much and I pray that He will continue to bless us and that He will provide (though us) those who are not as blessed as we are.

-- Bert

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#14 posted 11-22-2012 11:33 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I am thankful for more than I have room to write here. Life is good. But I am especially thankful for LJ’s. My outlook for virtually everything has improved since coming here. Thanks for your influence and tolerance.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 11-22-2012 12:15 PM

I woke up this morning in my usual arthritic pain, got a shower, walked the dog a bit, and Thanked God for the wonderful morning and the love I have for families and friends, and the fact I can still do most of the things I want.(except play golf and ride a motorcycle)
No great loss!
Happy Thanksgiving

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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