Monday, November 22, 2010
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.
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!