Thursday, December 22

Thankful Thursday - Christmas Edition

Given that we are now only days out from the big day I thought that this Thursday I would share some of the things that I am thankful for at this time of year.

Like many people Christmas is one of my favourtie times of the year.  I pretty much love everything about it, always have, but then I have always been lucky enough to spend Christmas with loving family and friends.  For that I am more than thankful.

Here are a few of the other things that make me thankful at this time of year.

The public holidays.  Hubs can't always get time off over the festive season.  Thanks to the public holidays we still get to have time together without it cutting into his leave.

The gift of giving.  We all know it is better to give than receive but Christmas is the one time where there is a united front on this.  I love that there is such a push to think of others less fortunate than ourselves.  I am thankful that there are so many wonderful agencies and people who go to so much effort to ensure that others have the best Christmas they can.  Or at least a slightly better one than what they expected.

Children.  Having children around at Christmas really makes it just that little bit more special.  I am thankful I have such wonderful children to share the day with.  The looks on their faces as they see the goodies that Santa has left is just priceless.

Lights.  I love Christmas lights.  I love their twinkles and the magical feeling they create.  I am thankful to each and every person who has gone to the trouble of putting lights up around their house.

Good food.  There are a whole range of foods that I only eat at Christmas.  Like ham with cranberry sauce.  Sure I eat ham the whole year through but at Christmas time I add the cranberry sauce and OMG yum, yum, yum.  This is possibly also aided by the fact that the ham is carved straight of the bone after being beautifully glazed.  Chocolate sultanas, rum balls, mince pies, oh and the fruit.  Peaches, plums, apricots and cherries.  I am thankful to be able to have all of these in excess and be ok about it because after all it is Christmas.

What are you thankful for?  Head on over to Kate Says Stuff and see what others are thankful for today.