Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : A day of giving thanks...

A day of giving thanks...

Good morning!!

It is Thursday morning. November 28th. Just past 7 am…

I am in a quiet home in Roscoe, Illinois. My sister's home. A home filled with love…

With 8 kids and 6 adults occupying the home for this special day, every couch and bed is filled with someone sleeping…

It is a special day. It is Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. A day filled with food, with family, with football. And a day filled with thanks…

I woke a bit ago, in the dark and cool basement. My mind, honestly, wasn’t focused on gratitude…

My mind had thoughts of the challenges that I am facing. The type of challenges that we all face, every day, in our own way…

I caught myself worrying. Feeling anxiety. Realizing that it was a special holiday and my thoughts “shouldn’t” be going there just made that anxiety worse…

So I begin to pray…

Dear Lord. 

I am so thankful that I have my two beautiful daughters with me here today. 

I am thankful for my sister and her family.

I am thankful that my parents are both alive and here to share this day with me…

I am thankful for all of my friends who are celebrating this day in their homes with their families.

I am thankful for my health. 

I am thankful for the air that I breathe. 

I am thankful for the hot coffee that I am enjoying as I sit at this table. 

I am thankful for this perfect fall day with which to celebrate this wonderful holiday…

I am thankful for my ability to write. To communicate. To connect with people…

I am thankful for those that read my writing. That get value from my story. That relate with me. That are inspired by my words…

I am thankful for those that watch my videos, especially the Saturday morning ones…

I am thankful for those that reach out to me every day to connect. To tell me how they feel my emotions in my writing and my words. To those that share their stories with me…

But most of all, I am thankful for this day… 

For today is a day to give thanks. A day to put worries aside. A day to know you are not alone, even when you may feel you are. A day to be loved. And a day to love, for that is the greatest gift of all…

Amen.

Ken

Comment balloon 5 commentsKen Tracy • November 28 2019 01:59PM

Comments

Hello Ken - sometimes that moment or realization of the thankfulness that surrounds us can arrive when it is seemingly the darkest.  Perhaps it is hope and promise along with opportunity for a different life(maybe an outlook or attitude) that is going to surface.  Whenever or however it happens, I hope your Thanksgiving Day is a good one for you and for all of those you care.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 4 months ago

It sounds like you have a full house for sure.  I hope that your Thanksgiving is enjoyed to the fullest.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 4 months ago

Hi Ken Tracy happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, enjoy every moment.

Posted by Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637 (REMAX Realty Group) 4 months ago

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Happy Thanksgiving to you, Ken!  May you have many things to be grateful for!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Ken,

Thank you for sharing your gratefulness.  

No matter how many time you hear gratitude, it's always contagious.

Posted by Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102 (Smart Way America Realty) 4 months ago

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