Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful things...

I am thankful for…

A beautiful family who likes my cooking
Caring friends who are always there when it matters
A warm home in a quiet place
A job that pays my bills and lets me travel
Freedoms that let us disagree, prosper, worship, and vote
Technology when I can make it work
People who are tolerant and forgiving

I am thankful when…

A person I don’t know very well says “Good morning” and smiles at me.
A real person answers a business phone.
I read that a child has been given much needed medical care.
Animals have been rescued from abuse.
The evening news shows our troops ARRIVING home at the airport.
A grandchild calls to tell me that he is on the Honor Roll.
Taylor Hicks sings a second encore.

I am thankful that…

We can connect with people far away.
A beautiful kitty adopted me and enriched my life.
Good music never becomes noise.
Family are always family.
I have learned new things this year.
Another Thanksgiving is mine to remember.

I am thankful if…

My jeans still fit after the holidays.
The beautiful snow doesn’t knock out my internet satellite.
The Dow is up and unemployment is down.
My bulbs in the window bloom before Christmas.
The evening news has a happy story.
Someone offers me chocolate.
I have made a small difference in someone’s life, if only for a moment.

To be thankful is to recognize what is important in our hearts and to know how lucky we are to live with the things that make us happy.

May you have your “thankful things” around you.
Happy Thanksgiving!


cath said...

Amen to most of these items on your "things to be thankful for " list.

I am just thankful that the heart is beating and is able to feel a plethora of emotions. The contrasts in life ( good/bad, work/play, hot/cold , healthy/sick , etc ) enable us to recognize what is truly important in our lives.

May your Thanksgiving feast be full of emotional nourishment and that you stuff yourself with joy .

RagsQueen said...

How beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Gypsee said...

I am thankful for my Country that I love and its Freedom to Love my Family and Friends, and know that they are here with me in Peace and Beauty.

san said...

We have so much to be thankful for! Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

KarinP said...

I loved reading through your list of things to be thankful for. At a time when there are so many problems in this world, I think that if we can step back for a moment, we can all find things to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes from Canada to all of my "American" friends and may your holiday bring each of you many memorable moments of all of the "priceless" gifts that can be treasured and held close to your hearts!


Pat said...

I am a day late for this blog, but I just had to say I loved the things you mentioned on your list of things for which to be thankful, and I could not agree more!!

Happy Thanksgiving!