The Thankfulness Project is written by guest posters. The stories and opinions expressed in these posts do not necessarily reflect the opinions of A Beautiful Ruckus.
Today's post is from Beth Ann at It's Just Life:
Every single day there are things that trigger my senses and memories of what is important in my life. Perhaps the most vivid memories are the times I have spent with family---those times spent with immediate and distant relatives—catching up on life events and sharing meals and conversations.
Those memories are what I hold near and dear in my heart with thankfulness. I have been blessed with both a loving and supportive family of my own in addition to in-laws that have welcomed me into their lives. I realize that not everyone has similar experiences as mine and that is what makes those memories even more important to me.Physical possessions do not usually carry a lot of weight with me. I have what I need but the “things” that I am most thankful for are the things that belonged to others before me. When my father in law passed away 2 years ago we cleared out his house and in the process took some antiques that had been in the family for years. He had painstakingly stripped and refinished them and now it seems appropriate to me to have them in our home as a constant reminder of the love of a family that took me in as one of their own.
Yes, I am thankful for these physical things but more thankful for the love that I associate with them.