Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Reflections 2009

Thanksgiving may be my favorite Holiday of the whole year. It signals the beginning of the Christmas Season ... and people generally seem to be in a happy mood.

Thanksgiving started early in our American history in the early 1600s. 1607? 1620? It was given its own specific holiday in 1789. I am glad we have the holiday -- it causes me to reflect and meditate.

I should be thankful more often and not just this time of the year. It is contagious. Just as being critical, grumpy, always dissatisfied is contagious, so is having a thankful, grateful heart and expressing it.

With our world of information overload and to other situations around the world and in our close proximity, it doesn't take long to see how blessed we really are. A lot of folks out there have it tough.

For those of us that grew up in middle suburbia, it is sometimes hard to comprehend. To those of us that had parents that modeled good values and good life choices, it is heartbreaking to see others that don't have that...

So I love this time of year. I am thankful for many things, but here are a few:

* God's Grace and Mercy to me
* My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
* Pam, a wife who has no equal
* Adam and Kelly, two amazing kids
* Family and extended family
* My own heritage
* Health
* Being able enjoy this RV lifestyle
* Friends who don't think like I do, nor hold the same views
* Those who take the time to engage with us on the blog and in person

No matter what your position and state in life, I hope this day finds you content and at peace with things in your world. And I hope you have a good Thanksgiving Day!

Thanks for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving. We're glad to be extended family with you!

  2. Well said, Randy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. I can agree with you on all those points! Thanks be to God!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Randy and Pam. Your sentiments for this holiday of thankfulness are perfect. I enjoy reading your blog and I am thankful for it! Enjoy the day.

  5. "Just as being crtical, grumpy and always dissatisfied is contagious, so is having a thankful, grateful heart and expressing it."

    I so agree.


  6. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Your points of thanks are central to most of our beliefs as RVer's. Have a wonderful day!