Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gobble, gobble, gobble...

                                 (I'm thankful for my treats...)

Sometimes it feels like there might not be a lot to be thankful for.

Maybe you lost your job or there is illness in your family.

Maybe someone close to you passed away.

Maybe you live in Puerto Rico  and are still waiting for water and power.

Or your child is one of the 9 million children covered by CHIP and congress just let it expire so now your child is without health care.

Or you lost your home to flooding or wild fires.

Maybe you came here from Haiti after the earthquake and are now facing having to leave and go...where?

Sometimes we feel lost and over whelmed by life in general.
We look for answers and solutions and if we are lucky we find them.

Thursday is Thanksgiving, it's the one day a year that most of us reflect on what we are thankful for.
Some years are more difficult than others and it takes a bit of soul searching to find those answers.

Sometimes we look too hard and miss what is right in front of us....

That's when maybe we should think about others...the people who can't pay their bills, don't have enough food.
People who have to find shelter each and every night.
Mothers who cradle critically ill children in their arms.

I think of the parents of the children of Sandy Hook.
The families of those killed in Las Vegas.

The families of those in the military, who risk their lives on foreign shores while we eat our Thanksgiving dinners.

That's when perspective kicks in.

Most of us have so much to be thankful for that we don't even notice most of it.

Most of us complain about small, insignificant things while there are people out there who are facing impossible odds each and every day.

Maybe this year we could all try a little bit harder not to lose sight of the blessings we have right under our noses.

Instead let's look outward to others who might need a hand up or even just a smile and warm hello.

Let's do unto others...

and most importantly let's not stop on November 23rd.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Noodle and crew


  1. It is always important to be thankful and to be kind and help others. Happy Thanksgiving Noodle!

  2. Hari OM
    amen to that! Noodle, I posted a somewhat similar article today; some might think it a lament, but it is absolutely about remembering how blessed we are and that the ROW needs our thought energy. May you and your crew have a blessed day dear furiend! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. You are quite right, Noodle. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Oh Noodle, you are so gawjus. We just luv dat foto. Mommy's been dat purrson lookin' fur shelter from da harsh weather, da one sharin' whatever she found in da trash can with her beluvved kitty so they could stay alive, the one who goes without eatin' very offen so we can eat da very bestest at every meal. We are so very blest to live in a home with warmth and luv and each other. EWe are so doubly and truple blest to be a pawrt of a community of peeps full of luv fur each other. We are so very blest to have you fur our furiend, and we are so very blest to have each and every new day. Happy Fanksgivin' Noodle, to you and your furmily. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  5. How lovely. How wonderful your blog. How kind your hearts. We are thankful that we know you all.
    Love, Loulou and family.

  6. You are so right, Noodle. It's all about perspective. We know we have much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. What a great post, Noodle. We do need perspective and to consider the needs and trials of others.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. You're so right, Noodle. Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

  9. You are such a smart kitty. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Wise and profound words. Guns still after Sandy Hook, children without healthcare?


  11. These are very thought provoking words. And we didn't know that CHIP had expired. That's very sad. Surely America can find enough money for this??

  12. Wonderful post!! could always screw first before you get screwed (KIDDING!!) hoping you had a most pawesome Thanksgiving!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  13. This is such a great post!

    And your photo is fab too!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie