Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States.  It is a time to reflect on things we are thankful for: health, family, and friends are at the top of the list.  I am also thankful for those who serve in our armed forces and all the first responders, some of which can’t be home with their families today. I’m especially thankful for those in the medical field who have been working tirelessly on the frontlines of the current pandemic since March. 

Thanksgiving is also a time when I’d like to thank YOU, the readers, for coming here day after day, week after week, and year after year in some cases. I’ve been doing this going on nineteen years (next March) and I’ve enjoyed almost every minute of it.  

I know there are many who come here and never leave a comment, nor do they read any of the comments.  I think they’re missing out on a lot by not doing so.  But I thank them for coming by on a regular basis.  I especially thank the regulars who contribute to B&P by sending me things or just by commenting.  Without you, I wouldn’t still be here.  

I still find it fun to scour the web for things to post.  Thanks to my fellow bloggers who are the source of most of the rest of the things I post here. 

I still like the analogy of Bits and Pieces being a little world-wide neighborhood. We’ve shared blessings and heartbreaks, highs and lows, good and bad.  We’ve discussed, argued, listened, and learned other points of view on many topics.  We’ve agreed, disagreed, and agreed to disagree on many subjects.  But we still respected one another for the most part. There may be a couple of people who have a hard time grasping that concept.

Most importantly, thanks to those who have donated to B&P.  Your donations keep Bits & Pieces afloat and show me that you appreciate our little world-wide neighborhood. 

The idea behind Thanksgiving is to give thanks. Giving thanks doesn’t just mean the utterance of words, but means true feelings of grattitude and thanks from the heart.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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12 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Jon.

    We all should take a moment with this one. It’s perfect. How’s the wife’s knee?

    • She’s doing very well. She’s only had one setback. They worked her a little too hard at physical therapy once and I think it hurt her. She wasn’t able to do her exercises for a day or two but is back at it now. They say she’s doing much better than average at this stage. She’s back to working half days until she goes back to the surgeon in about 10 days. As she was leaving yesterday she said her right knee hurt more than her left knee, which was the one replaced, so that’s a good sign.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you & Patco and the whole fam damily, and to the B&P family as well. No matter where you are in the world, appreciating family & friends, parents & kids & love, heath & the fact that you woke up breathing for another day isn’t a bad thing to stop and think about now & then. Maybe even today.

  3. I’m one of those who have visited daily for years but haven’t posted comments before so this is a first. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • Nice to hear from you, Shelby! I know there are a lot more like you out there. Don’t be a stranger. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Bits and Pieces is always read right after the newspaper.
    Keep going strong, love all the posts, even have reposted to my facebook page a few times.
    Be safe and thanks for this post, definitely thanks
    tom lee

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to all you B and P people in the good old USA, from Southwest WA Downunder. Eat, drink and be merry and stay well.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to all especially to you Jon and your family. May B&P keep going for many more years😀🦃🦃🦃

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
    I am glad you still do what you do. I check in here every day, sometimes I don’t say much, but I always stop by, as I have for many years. As I will for as long as you still do this.

  8. I have been reading and commenting every once in a great while for at least 13 years. I always like your picks from the web. You keep it light and fun and I never feel bad or after a visit. I never have to worry about sharing something from your site. I also have enjoyed Mike’s writing since you started running his Friday column. I am thankful you’re out there doing this.

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