Happy Thanksgiving! I've been missing this place.
I woke up this morning feeling a little down, beating myself up about all of my shortcomings. I lay there letting the list go on and on in my head of the unfinished projects, the pile of laundry that never goes away, the bills that need paying. Not a good way to start the day. Then I closed my eyes in prayer. It's Thanksgiving and I have much to be to be thankful for, so many reasons to be full of joy. Worry and negativity need not be part of my thinking today. Sometimes you just have to make a conscious decision to shoo away the nagging negativity and just be joyful for all that is bright and good. Today is Thanksgiving, and I am going to be joyful.
I am joyful for the family God chose to let me be a part of. I will be missing Casey. He is still floating around on a great big ship somewhere between the Mediterranean sea and here. They were on their way back home last week, before all hell broke loose on the other side of the world. He would have been home next week, but instead it was decided that the homecoming would be delayed. I am thankful he is safe and although I am sad we won't see him next week, I know he is doing the job he signed up for. He is of course, not happy about the delay, but he is more disappointed for some of his friends who have wives and children waiting. Especially so for a good friend who's first baby is due on the 29th. It is very doubtful he will make it home for the birth. I will keep those young men and women who are sacrificing so much for the freedoms we enjoy in my thoughts and prayers as I go through this day of Thanksgiving. I ask you to do the same.
Now, for a little gift I am happy to be able to share. One of those things racing through my mind this morning was this giveaway. I was contacted by a representative from Silhouette America about a giveaway on my blog. I was provided an upgrade from the Silhouette Studio basic to the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and also a copy to share with one of my readers. I wish I would have had more time to play around with all the new features, but I can tell you, I have really big plans for using it in my Christmas decorating. If you can stand more than one post from me in a day, I will be back later with some of my ideas.
I didn't want to wait any longer though to offer you the chance to win your own copy, a $49.99 value. If you don't know what fun things you can do with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition , check out the comparison here and a video demonstrating the differences here.
To enter all you have to do is follow Silhouette America on Pinterest and leave me a comment about what you are most thankful for today. This is going to be a quick giveaway, so go ahead and enter. I will be back tomorrow with some really good Black Friday deals from Silhouette America and announce the winner!
Happy Thanksgiving Friends!