Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving From The Arizona Desert!

At Thanksgiving it gives us Pause for Reflection on the many things we can and should be Thankful for and give Thanks for.  We are so Blessed and each Day I'm Thankful for the Lord's Goodness to us and for all of the Magnificence of Creation.  It is difficult to repress a Grateful Heart you see... and so you should be Intentional at having one and showing it so that it is clearly evident. 

I'm always Grateful for each Day I am Given in this Gift of Life... and Thankful for the Memories... I have so many of them... too numerous to mention individually.   So it was with quiet Reflection that I chose a Perfect Image this Thanksgiving that most Represents our fond Memories... one that is poignant for me.  My last Image on this Thanksgiving Post representing the giving of Thanks for the Memories is of our old Faithful Cat, Ray Boy.  She passed this year, but gave us almost 20 years worth of intense Unconditional Love & wonderful Memories of our Relationship with her as a part of our Family.  Born Feral in a Plastics Factory and not expected to live after being Orphaned much too young, she came to us quite by accident it seemed... but often I Believe that Happy Accidents are really Divine Appointments in Disguise.  And the things of Great Value are so often overlooked... not always seen or appreciated as such initially... as they can be disguised in many humble forms and will reveal themselves as Priceless only with discerning eyes and a Special connection to whom they were meant to Bless.  Rat Boy always had an obsession with Plastic and seemed most comfortable enveloped in a cocoon of plastic bags which she would arrange around herself until only her head was poking out!  It's a fond Memory that never ceases to make me Smile and probably always will... we miss you Dear Rat Boy, but Thank You for the Memories you imparted to us!

May you and your Families have much to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving and beyond my Friends... may you always have Grateful Hearts... and Priceless Memories to make you Smile the rest of your Days...

Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Dawn! ~~ Great post as always ~~ Eileen

  2. What a beautiful post about Ray Boy...I have my girl Hattie who is 17 and appreciate every day I have with her...What wonderful memories of him you have...

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and yours, Dawn!!

    Linda XO


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