Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day!


I would have loved to have been here the day the Native Indians and Pilgrims put their differences aside and shared a meaningful feast, as well as trade wisdom. Even though these times were trying, to say the least, I am thankful for their perseverance, determination and undying love for their country and kind.

Since Thanksgiving Day is knocking on our doors I sit back and reflect and ponder what am I thankful for? Seems like such a simple request. I wanted to take the top 10 things I am most thankful for. I have a lot of things to be thankful for, but the most important ones are the most difficult ones to muster. So here goes…

What am I thankful for?

10. I am thankful for electricity. Right now it’s cold and I hate the cold. I’m thankful for heat when I want it. What if I had no home?

9. I am thankful for the roof over my head. It shields me and comforts me and offers me a place to call home (and get undressed).

8. I am thankful that I have a hobby that sooths my soul and puts a smile on my face. Now that I’m not working outside the home, I don’t know what I would do with what little free time I have if I did not have cross stitch and other various crafts. My life would be incomplete without this simple pleasure.

7. I am thankful that I have my health and so do my loved ones. A lot of us say this and sometimes it almost sounds like a cliche. But if anyone knew the last 10 years of my life, medically speaking, they’d know I was thankful to have my health the way it is right now. It could ALWAYS be worse; and I’m thankful it is not.

6. I am thankful for God and the many blessings that envelope my life. I know I should put God first, but I am tallying up my list as my heart guides me so. I am so proud of God in all his Glory. I am thankful He has given me such a life. Any life could be better, but just as much as any life could be worse. I am thankful to Him for the many unconditional blessings He offers everyday…even the ones I seem to not notice. Amen.

5. I am thankful to be born at a time in history where all things are possible. I sit back and think to myself ‘What if I had been born in 1750 or 1800’? I would be without proper medical attention. Food sources would be rationed and not plentiful. And laws and nations would be at a stand still. I am so glad I was born in the 1970s where I could have all these things and more.

4. I am thankful that I was born in America ~ the freest land in the world! Where would I be without Her? Where would the American people be without Her? Where would the rest of the World be without Her? I honestly believe that the world is a better place for having America on its side. Ponder this…what would the world be like WITHOUT America?

3. I am thankful for my wonderful family. My family is small, but I have learned to accept that. By this token, I realize that by having a small family there is just more of me to offer, and in bigger doses.

2. I am thankful for my husband. He is my friend, partner, spouse, lover, and his love is patient for me. I am incomplete without him by my side. As much hell I give him, he’s still my #1 Guy.

Last, but never ever least…

1. I am thankful for my children. They are the air that I breathe. I wake because of them. I sleep because of them. I eat because of them. And I tire because of them. This means I’m alive and well and I have an identity. I am Mama; to which there is no greater calling than that. Child rearing can be difficult, and that’s no joke, but they are truly my purpose on this earth. I think I learn more from them than they do from me.

No Regrets…


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

2 comments:

Anita said...

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. Your blog is doing very well. I love it.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.