Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thank You


I've read some beautiful blog posts about Thanksgiving...and I have this overwhelming urge to stick my oar into that water...

But with thoughts of sticky egg-and-bread goop waiting to be made into dressing...and cranberries not yet made into cranberry sauce, I'm not feelin' especially poetic this morning...thankful, yes...poetic, not especially...




I'll just keep it simple:


1. When you wake in the morning, say Thank You...and let that Thank You encompass a whole lot of things...Thank You for waking up...again...Thank You for the chance to Brighten/Lighten the Coming Day for Someone Else...Thank You for Indoor Plumbing (I say Thank You a lot for that one...I'm really not one of those people who think things were all rosily Hunky Dorey in the 15th century...I'm one of these people who think it was probably pretty much an emotional challenge to just get out of your bug-infested straw in the morning...ugh)...whatever...Just Say Thank You

2. Keep saying Thank You throughout the day...Thank You that while Democracy in Action is a whole messier than Democracy in a Textbook, you still have a whole lot o' options a lot of other people in this world don't have...have never had...and will go to their graves having never had...Thank You that Your Significant Other(s) made it safely through the Crazy Traffic to work/school/where ever...Thank You for Any Other of a Possible Thousand Things in Your Life that maybe you haven't said Thank You for lately...or ever...Just Say Thank You

3. After you've made it through another day...after the kitchen is wiped down for the night and the coffee maker set in place for the crack of dawn tomorrow...after the dogs have had their umpteenth last Look I'm Not Opening This Door Again Potty Break...and after your Freshly Scrubbed Teeth are settled in bed, about to commence Sawin' Logs...Say Thank You one more time...for Another Day Completed with Your Loved Ones Intact...for the World Makin' It Through One More Day Without the Crazies Winning...and for All the Burdens Shouldered By God that you didn't even know about, much less think about...Just Say Thank You

Now...Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

7 comments:

Debra said...

Such a fun post! Thanks for reminding me to be grateful for things I may have taken for granted (and thanks for your good wishes at my blog!)... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.... Debra

clarice said...

Thank you for your post !! I am off to enjoy Thanksgiving and being thankful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Clarice

plainandsimple said...

This was a great post. I'm with you on the bug infested straw/outdoor hole in the ground thing thing.....bruh! Yes, just be thankful!

Me said...

Okay I wrote a response and hit post - it is gone and I don't know if I wrote it on your blog or someone elses and whether it landed or if it is floating somewhere in cyber-space.

Thanksgiving for all things large and small (and I mean in general - thanks giving and the holiday) is so very important.

Me said...

my previous novella was much more detailed in my thoughts...but now I am disheartened

Mrs. G said...

thanks (hah hah :) for stoppin' by, ya'll :)

and hugs to (((ME)))...don't be sad...maybe your MIA comment/post is doing good works somewhere else right this minute!

Deb said...

Hope you had a joyful Thanksgiving! Thank you for the wonderful post,
Debbie

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