Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thanks For...........

There are many things in my life for which I am truly thankful. First off is the very good job I am privileged to have which will keep me so busy from tomorrow through Thanksgiving day that I will not have time to express my thankfulness. Therefore, I will do that today by a simple random listing of the aforementioned "things". So here goes:

  • My green eyes, which go much better with my silver hair than say..brown?
  • My four darling children who are filled with charm, wit and personality.
  • My mother, Beth who kept our family together under extremely hard circumstances and always had more than enough love to go around; who taught us that work is not a four letter word, who earned the love and respect of all who knew her, who gave more than she ever received, who was beautiful from the inside out.
  • My home, despite the fact that the license I obtained from Fish and Game to kill the dust bunnies has yet to bear fruit.
  • My vehicle, which warms my butt in the Winter (I love that feature) is large enough to sit grown men comfortably, gets great gas mileage for a large car (32mpg-highway) and keeps me from walking uphill both ways to work each day.
  • My "first love", Jon, who actually believed I was something special...me and about four other girls.
  • The fact that love is blind which kept me from knowing about the "other" four for a very long time.
  • Being born and raised in Idaho.
  • Being born into poverty which makes me more appreciative of all I now have, and keeps my spending in check to this day. (do I really need that?)
  • My six adorable and brilliant grandchildren, my two incredible sons-in-law, my fantastically handsome great-grandson and my beautiful and wonderfully opinionated great-granddaughter-in law.
  • Seven fantastic siblings who have added so much to the tapestry of my life.
  • Sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, grandparents, my dearest friend Suz........all loved and appreciated for various and sundry reasons.
  • The hard knocks in life which have made me so appreciative of the good times.
  • The good old days and the "best" which is yet to come.
  • Coca Cola in a glass bottle.
  • Daisy, BetziBu, Alyce, Mumz, MissieLoo and Maggie Mae-the furry creatures in my life who have in the past, or now bring me great joy and unconditional love. (yes, even the cat can love)
  • Books
  • Music
  • Dancing until my legs cramp.
  • Tiny little people who look at me with big bright eyes and say "Hi!"
  • People with a sense of humor.
  • The ability to laugh until my sides hurt.
  • The Doctor, the Baker, the Candlestick maker...all the people in the World who make life easier for all of us.
  • The physical beauty of the earth (when I really take the time to look at her wonders).
  • Good times, bad times, all the in-between times.
  • The Fireman who has taken me on the roller-coaster ride of my life.
  • Being an American
  • Being imperfect which gives me something to work toward.
  • Being loved in spite of those imperfections.
  • Everything automatic.
  • Flannel jammies and fuzzy sox............................
Just to name a few, but reminding me that Life is indeed good. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I wish we could see you this year! What will you be doing for Turkey day??