Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful

At first I couldn't think of what to be thankful for today - but then I read all of your comments. So thank you, one and all! Thank you for your advice and support and words of compassion. Once I got to that point, I realized that perhaps there are other things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day...

I'm thankful that I had such a great dad, one that I can miss and love and be sad about. Wouldn't it be worse if I didn't, isn't it better to mourn all the funny, wonderful little things?

I'm thankful for the family that I have, while they are hurting too - they are loving and supportive. They're crazy and they are a pain in the ass too, but they're mine and that's a good thing.

I'm also thankful for the furry-four-legged members of my family, they have done a great job of keeping me somewhat sane. I put a lot of faith in the power of a purr and a wet puppy nose.

I'm thankful that we all are healthy and relatively happy (you know, except for the moments of crushing grief).

And I'm thankful that Scott and I will have a nice small dinner together tonight, just a quiet day to sit, eat and relax. No traveling across the country with millions of others, stuck in line waiting for some teen-age TSA agent to tell me what I can and can't bring on the plane (I'll save that excitement for Christmas).

As I really got to thinking I realized that there are a ton more that I could think of, but given the fact that they are all relatively shallow I'll leave the list here. And hope all of you have great things to be thankful for and wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday!

Current Music: In My Place - Cold Play

6 comments:

May-B said...

I'm always glad for wet puppy noses. They do more healing than we give them credit for!!

for a different kind of girl said...

I hope you and Scott have a lovely day today. Just enjoy your time. Your thankful list is inspiring!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nilsa said...

I'm glad you've found a moment of thanks during a time when the world does not seem right. Also glad you connected with Marissa.

Ms. R said...

I hope you had a great thanksgiving weekend. There are so many things to be thankful for - the trick is remembering to stop and reflect.

May-B said...

You got an award today. Come see it! http://www.buggeringcrapmonkies.com/2008/12/ive-been-rewarded.html

kimmyk said...

I'm sure this time is difficult for you, but I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas to you and your hubs!

Much love my friend!

 
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