Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Count Your Many Blessings

I'm forgoing Weird News Wednesday in favor of listing things I am thankful for. I wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you each take time to reflect upon the many blessings in your lives.

I'm thankful for:
1. Three beautiful, bright, healthy kids.
2. Plenty of food to eat.
3. Clothes on my back.
4. A much more than adequate house to live in.
5. Access to doctors and medicine when any of us is sick.
6. The right to worship freely.
7. The right to say what I think about my government be it good, bad, or indifferent.
8. The right to vote without fear of intimidation (even if the choices tend to be awful).
9. Friends and family who will laugh with me.
10. Friends and family who will cry with me.
11. Friends and family who will back me up when I am right.
12. Friends and family who will tell me when I am wrong.
13. Hugs.
14. Kisses.
15. The 3 little hand squeezes that mean 'I love you' Isaac will exchange with me.
16. The sparkle in his eye when he tells a joke that makes people laugh.
17. Watching him hunched over a drawing he is working on.
18. Seeing him race around the yard fighting off imaginary armies.
19. The sparkle in Calypso's eyes when she makes beautiful music.
20. Hearing her make music.
21. The compassion she shows to people.
22. The sparkle in Diana's eyes when she marches in band.
23. The maturity she displays in dealing with peer pressure.
24. The way she works with a friend's autistic son in such a way as to make them thankful for her.
25. The sparkle in my husband's eye when he smiles.
26. That he has a job that provides well for us.
27. What a hard worker he is.
28. That I have the chance to be back in school.
29. Books and libraries.
30. Freedom of conscience.
31. People who make me think.
32. People who make me laugh.
33. People who encourage my dreams.
34. People who challenge me to be a better person.
35. Being able to meet so many different people through this format. Who'da thunk it?
36. That my back feels a whole lot better than this time last year and I am not being threatend with surgery anymore.
37. Doctors and therapists who helped me avoid surgery and get strong again.
38. The way my kids were usually helpful and sensitive when I was in the most pain.
39. Music.
40. Art.
41. Poetry.
42. The people who create music, art, and poetry.
43. Trees.....the music of wind in the branches, the art of their form, that no poem is as lovely as a tree.
44. The big rope swing in a tree in our yard.
45. Feeling like a kid when I swing on it.

Ok, I could go on. Instead, I hope you wiil. We have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.

19 comments:

James Goodman said...

That is a great list, Lime.

46. I am thankful that blogging has led me to so many wonderful and entertaing new friends.

Cricketina said...

Awesome list!! I love this holiday because everyone's always happy, thinking of all the wonderful things in their lives!!

Have a terrific day tomorrow!!

bsoholic said...

That's a great list of things to be thankful for.

snavy said...

You made me cry - gawd I'm sensitive & thankful for tissues.

Seriously - You've made me think of what I am thankful for & my list is pretty long!!

Happy Thanksgiving Limeykins!!!

Jodes said...

That was a great list!! I am thankful for so many things. Happy Thanksgving Lime!!!

barefoot_mistress said...

Yeah! Happy Thanksgving Lime and everyone!

barefoot_mistress said...

Yeah! Happy Thanksgving Lime and everyone!

lime said...

goody, great addition to the list!

crick, it is probably my favorite holday because it is about gratitude, not gimme

bs, jodes, bare...thanks!

snav, i'm thankful for tissues too and glad the list could make folks consider their own lists

Ariella said...

Great list, good thought.
Thanks, limes.

The Village Idiot said...

You forgot two very important things on that list lime

Electric Dog Polishers and
Fur Lined Sinks

I hope that if you are travelling to be with family that you have a safe trip and a happy thanksgiving and, if family is travelling to see you that they have a safe trip and a happy thanksgiving

lime said...

ariella, thanks!

idiot, dang, i did for get those! but i gotta say, you'll NEVER see cruel shoes on my list. happy thanksgiving and safe travles to youand yours

Breazy said...

Lime that is a great list ! Wouldn't be amazing at how long the list would be if you kept going . I could go for days about things that I am thankful for and it just so happens that you and all my online friends are on that list ! Happy Thanksgiving !

lime said...

breazy, glad to know i make the cut and even gladder to know youcoudl make such a long list!

Brian said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

lime said...

brian, happy thanksgiving to youand your kids!

Sis B said...

Beautiful, Lime! Thanks for reminding me to do the same thing, and I'm glad you have more things to be thankful for than you can list.

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