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!


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.