Top Ten Tuesday - 10 things I am grateful for

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Greetings dear Humans! Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt is all about Thanksgiving. That time of year where you should give thanks for everything you have in abundance, or even just a bit of. Here in South Africa, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. This year, however, from a feline's point of view, I do believe that all of humankind should celebrate Thanksgiving. If you are safe and healthy and all your loved ones too, you should celebrate it. It doesn't matter what country you are from, or what your religion is.

It's not too difficult to find things to be thankful for. Just think of all your favorite things! Like: 

1. Raindrops on roses - We should always be thankful for the rain. No matter where it falls. But it sure does look pretty on roses. 

2. Whiskers on kittens - Let's just be thankful for kittens in general. How dull the world would have been without us. 

3. Bright copper kettles - If you have a bright copper kettle, it means you are able to feed yourself, your family and of course all your fury friends. Not everyone is as fortunate. 

4. Warm woolen mittens - If you are fortunate enough to have warm woolen mittens, you are truly blessed. My Mommy doesn't even have a pair of gloves. Maybe that's because we don't need it where we live. But if you do have an extra pair, or a nice pattern to knit a pair with - why not go and drop it at a shelter for those who are not as fortunate. While you're at it, why not drop a blanket or two at your nearest animal shelter as well. 

5. Brown paper packages tied up with strings - I think for everyone who wasn't that into online shopping before the Covid 19 outbreak this year, these brown paper packages are a real blessing. If they contain books, you are blessed beyond measure. Or do you also consider those packages as necessities? My Mommy received her very first bookish box earlier this month and she so wish she can get in every month. 


(If by now, you know what song I'm using, I am skipping a few lines here and there)

6. Doorbells and sleigh bells - If your doorbell rings, it means your country is safe enough so that you can have friends and family over for visits. I think after this year, we will never take that for granted again. Sleigh bells, neither me or my Mommy has ever seen snow. Never mind be on a sleigh. Is it as much fun as it sounds? 

7. Schnitzel with noodles - Some people are thankful for a just a bit of chicken stock and a piece of bread. Some cats need to eat no-name brand cat food, or whatever they can dig from the dustbin. If you can gather around the thanksgiving table this weekend and feed your cat a tin of Fancy Feast, please bow your head for just a second and say Thank You.

8. Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings - If you can wander outside into nature and appreciate all the wonders of creation, you are so fortunate. We don't need to have pretty decorations or a fake Christmas tree to stand in awe. Just go stand outside and watch the sun or the moon rise above the treetops. Now isn't that a beautiful picture? But I sure am excited for that fake tree and the pretty decorations that are being put up this weekend!

9. Silver white winters - "And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time. The greatest gift they'll get this year is life." Oh what my Mommy will give to just have one Silver White Christmas. Yes, it's wonderful to have Christmas under the African sun. But there is just something magical about a silver white Christmas. If you get to experience that, think of those who would love a bit of that magic. 

10. That melts into Spring - It's Spring time in Africa. New life is blossoming all around us and the rain has come. Spring brings hope for a better future. May you never forget the power of hope. Cling to it with all your might. Like a kitten clinging to a Christmas tree just before it topples over. 

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May you all have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Lots of Love and Blessings,

Elza



28 comments

  1. What a lovely writer you are! You have made me smile today. I feel inspired to go watch my favorite movie of all time now. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Hi Debs! That's a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much... We watch The Sound of Music every year. Although I don't know if we'll watch it this year! My sister isn't coming down and my hubby will just frown.

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  2. What a wonderful list.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. The existence of cats makes our world a better place.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. It sure does! One of the greatest things to be thankful for.

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  4. What a lovely list :) It's been years since I had a white Christmas, but I'm thankful for it because it means there was no opportunity to lose control of my car on the road, lol !

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    1. I guess that is very true IzaBzh! I don't like to drive in the rain, can just imagine how difficult snow must be.

      I still want to have a white Christmas somewhere in my life. But someone else can drive me! Or I'll just go to a resort and stay there and just wallow in all the silver white snow and Christmas decorations.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. What a FUN spin on today’s prompt!!! Yes, so thankful for online shopping and curbside pick up! I may never go into a store again!

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    1. I hear you. It sure does make life so much easier. I don't think my husband has been in a shop in months. I basically only go for fresh produce and of course the bookshop..!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This is such a lovely list (and I definitely have a particular song stuck in my head now :) ) All of these are wonderful things to be thankful for indeed!

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    1. Hi there Lindsey! Oh that song can so get stuck in ones head. Luckily it cheers you up as well and puts a spring in your step.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love the way you put the Sound of Music song into your list...that's one of my favorite movies! Your post also made me smile and think.

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    1. So glad to hear it's one of your favorite movies as well. I've seen it more times than I can count.

      Glad you enjoyed our post!

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  8. This was lovely and I love the Sound of Music, I’ll be singing this all day!

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    1. Yea Heather! So glad you also enjoy The Sound of Music! It sure is one of the best movies ever!!!

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  9. I love how you did this!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/top-ten-tuesday-291/

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  10. Hee hee! Nice list!


    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for returning the favor.

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  11. Awww, I love The Sound of Music and I love this list. So many lovely thoughts!

    Happy TTT!

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  12. I LOVE bells- sleigh bells and the ones that ring when you go into a shop. :) Also raindrops on flowers- awesome!

    Oh, and it snowed here today. :)

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  13. I love the way you took on the topic this week, so lovely. You have quite a way with words!

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    1. Hi there Sarah! That is a lovely compliment, thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. This warmed my heart so much! So lovely. <3

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    1. Hi Dedra! That's wonderful to hear. Thank you!

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  15. Such a fun and cute twist on this week's topic! And now I'll probably have this song stuck in my head. ;) Thanks so much for the visit to Finding Wonderland.

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    1. Hi Rissi! You could have worse songs stuck in your head. Thanks for the lovely compliment! I appreciate it and your visit a lot!

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