BLOG for November 2017

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving. I love this holiday. Of course, I have an appreciation for all holidays. This one is somewhat unique in that it is a time to reflect on the good things we have in our lives. Usually we gather with friends and family but even if we don't get to be with anyone, it is still a time to reflect and be thankful. Being thankful and having an atitude of gratitude should be something we feel all year round but having this holiday makes me stop all the hustle and bustle and focus on things I am grateful to have a part of my life.

First and formost I am grateful to God for everything in my life. I am grateful for my Mom and Dad who brought me into this world and loved me unconditionally and were there for me through joys and trials. My sisters who are the best sisters anyone could ask for who are selfless in their efforts to care for their families. My wife Judy who is a rare gem indeed her worth is without measure and her knowledge and wisdom still amaze me. Our children who are such a source of joy and wonder and pride. Our friends who love us in spite of our twisted sense of humor. And all those who follow us on our Facebook page, this page and on You TUBE. Thank you!

I am thankful for when and where we were born. We are given life at a time and place not of our choosing and what we do with it is up to us. That being said, every generation has it's challanges and opportunities. Economies go up and down, there are times of war and times of peace. There are tyrants, villians and heros. We decide which we will be. But I am thankful for the right to choose, knowing that what we choose makes all the difference. Our prayer for you is that you choose wisely friends, be humble and kind, and help those who are in need, and truly enjoy this wonderful idea, the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

By the way, we still have our three original Native American paintings by Cherokee National Treasure artist Bill Rabbit. If you or if you know anyone who is interested please check them out on Bill Rabbit Art.

Fair winds to all of our fellow travelers.