This year might be a tough year to be thankful.  The stock market is in the dumps, we’re at war, the polar ice-caps are melting, and “our pets’ heads are falling off!”  (Oh, wait, I guess that last one isn’t true. I just couldn’t resist. You remember Dumb and Dumber, the movie?  I obviously still have issues from memorizing that one).
So this year was a bummer.  Get over it.  Find ways to be thankful for what we have.  If you do, I’ll let you in on something I’ve learned.  What I’ve learned is this: you know what is the coolest part about this giving thanks mumbo-jumbo? It makes you feel good.  It really does.  Try it. Take your attention off of the negative and focus on the positive.  If feels great.  If you don’t believe me, watch me. 
I am thankful that I live on a ranch.  I live on a ranch in Colorado.  I live on a ranch in Colorado with a great family, loads of animals, and I get to meet amazing people each week every summer. 
I am thankful for a GREAT husband and his horse. . .
I’m thankful I get to dance a lot!

For doggies!

And for cows!

For friends,
And for BEAUTIFUL flowers. 

Whew, that felt great!