Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Today I’m tired and suffering from post Thanksgiving letdown.  There’s the buildup and frenzy of cooking and prep, then the event, the talking, the cleaning, (the invariable kid barfing, it’s not an event at my house until one of the kids gets overexcited and vomits), the drinking a little too much, the staying up a little too late.  I don’t even remember what the food tasted like.  Hope it was good.  Hope everybody had a nice time. 

I’m thankful that we’ve got jobs and a home and that everybody in my fam. is relatively happy and healthy.  Perry (the 3 year old) is thankful for watering the plants and TV, Aidan (6 year old) is happy that our beach house got fixed post Ike, and the hubby is thankful he’s got a Job (for the moment). 

I think this email I got from a friend sums it up for me, I try to be grateful for all I’ve got b/c no matter how bad things seem, they can pretty much always get worse.  It’s all about how you look at things..

I AM THANKFUL:

 


FOR THE WIFE

WHO SAYS IT’S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,
AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.


FOR THE HUSBAND
WHO IS ON THE SOFA
BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME
AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.

FOR THE TEENAGER
WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME,
NOT ON THE STREETS.

FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I AM EMPLOYED
.

FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE
BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.

FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.

FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE

FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME
.

FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING
I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
BECAUSE IT MEANS
WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
.

FOR THE PARKING SPOT
I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING
AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION
.

FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I AM WARM.

FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH
WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS
I CAN HEAR.

FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.

FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES
AT THE END OF THE DAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN
CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-

MAIL

BECAUSE IT MEANS I

 

 HAVE

FRIENDS

 

 

 

WHO

 ARE

 

THINKING

 

OF

 ME.

 

Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your

 

 

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