Monday, November 23, 2009


These day I view thankfulness with the 'eyes wide open' approach - I've been down that rough and horrific road and I can certainly choose to stay on it or I can take the high road where there is optimism and hope and be thankful for what I have and had.

I am thankful for Julie, my grandkids, my health and each and every day that I am given the opportunity to help someone else in need. I cherish the young son that I had for 27 years and am forever thankful that I got to have him, even though time was way too short.

God has given me much to be thankful for. I just have to keep reminding myself of that.

Joanne (Jim's MOM)