Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving



Good morning to all those who drag themselves across my page to see what I've done, how I'm feeling, and any other reason you may be here! Thanks for always dropping buy. It make me feel as if I do have a small place in this world where my voice is heard.  Today I'm thinking about Thanksgiving.  Most everyone this time of year at some point and time between Nov. 1 and Turkey Day Nov. 25 has given at least a second of thought of what they are thankful for. We can't help it. It's in our nature to do this.
Starting back in Elementary School we were asked to write little sentences on what we were thankful for, or rather say what we were thankful for while a teach filled in our answers in a very neat print in Kindergarten and then once we became able to spell and write for ourselves, our parent's no longer got the nice neat legible print but rather that childlike scrawl usually on the old "Thankful Turkey".

So from a very young age we're taught to spout off a list of what we're thankful for. Then we grow older, and this wonderful networking online becomes available at our fingertips literally, and you get the "pass around" statuses. You know what they are! And of course Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without the old "I'm thankful for..." routine. But when we are older we get to post EVERY DAY something new that we're thankful for. lol  Now don't get me wrong, I'm not against being thankful, just the opposite in fact. I have way to much to be thankful for and my gratitude for these things are never ending. I'm thankful for the fact that Jesus died for my sins. I'm thankful that I accepted His gift of salvation. I'm thankful for my parents, my sister, my husband, his parents, my children, and even my pets who are constantly making a mess (the kittens just knocked an entire can of soda over spilling it onto my coupon and sales papers... big mess, big no no with the whole coupon sales papers getting soda spilled onto them, but still love those little girls!). I'm thankful that I'm up and walking this year without the assistance of that snazzy blue walker I had last year (see photo, just a tad of it shows in the lower left corner because I was actually sitting on the seat of it). I'm thankful for many things but these things are at the top of the list.  Anyway, my point today is that we're so set in our ways of listing our "thankful for" items down on paper or screen. Do we actually take the time to tell those we're thankful for that they were in our list this year? And not just in November, the month of giving thanks, but EVERY DAY! Just a quick glance into my thinking this morning!  I do hope that we all remember to tell our family and friends that we love them and are thankful for their presence in our lives every day. Sometimes we take it for granted that everyone knows how appreciative of them we are, how thankful for them, and how much we love them. And even though those closest to us may know this, it's nice to be reassured more than once a year! So give thanks during turkey month, and every other month of the year! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, thanks for reading my little piece of thought property in the world, and I hope you have a marvelous week with those you love surrounding your day with joy!

4 comments:

michele said...

Well, what would school be without our customary "thankful turkey". I'm thankful that I have met you this year, very sorry as to how we met, but for me not so sorry, very thankful. I think this disease makes us very aware of how bad things can be. Happy thanksgiving my friend!

ashpauls said...

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. And I agree, we should be thankful, and saying so always. It's funny, my immediate family always says I love you when we say good bye. Even if we're arguing, it always ends with an I love you lol.

Rusty Hoe said...

We don't have Thanksgiving here, but I would say, like Michele, I'm thankful for the friends I've made through FB. I never thought I'd say that. It's so strange how you can feel so close to someone the other side of the world. Laughing through the good times, commiserating and supporting through the bad. Finding out we have far more similarities than differences, that is something to be thankful for. <3

Corrine said...

glad and thankful that your walker is collecting dust...My son had a giggle at your email of grocery shopping...
We just watched Winn Dixie on DVD.. and the store really exists...