Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hey, God, Thanks

As Thanksgiving Day draws near, and some of us are frantically trying to take care of all the last-minute details for the upcoming food bacchanalia, I wish to say Thanks for all the good things I have in my life.

Husband and I visited a funeral home last evening upon the death of one of husband's old co-workers and we are visiting another funeral home this afternoon upon the death of another of husband's old co-workers. So, I say Thanks for allowing us another day on Earth to do good and to love.

Thanks for giving us relatively good health. So many of our contemporaries are dying young.

Thanks for allowing us to keep our mental faculties. So many people we know are afflicted with debilitating dementia or Alzheimer's.

Thanks for allowing us to share the lives of our loved ones. We appreciate and love our friends and family.

Thanks for allowing us to help others in some small measure. So many people we know have problems and we have been so blessed.

Thanks for allowing us to live in a culture where we are free to choose how we live, how we worship, how we travel, how we speak our mind, and who we know.

Thanks for allowing us the freedom from want.

Thanks for giving me empathy for others.

Thanks for giving me the ability to forgive and accept others for their faults and lack of kindness.

Thanks for giving me the ability to express my thoughts and love in words and deeds.

Thanks for sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, granddaughters, grandsons, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Thanks for cats, dogs, birds, and other lovely creatures of this earth.

Thanks for the gift of continued good sight in order to see the beauty of this world.

Thanks for the gift of continued good hearing in order to hear the music of this world.

Thanks for the gift of smell and taste in order to enjoy the delicious Thanksgiving meal we are about to partake of.

Thanks for the means of sharing a day of Thanksgiving with loved ones when there are so many alone.

Thanks for having enough food to eat, shelter to keep us safe and warm, physicians to keep us healthy, family and friends to understand and love us, and beauty all around us to make us happy.

Thanks for allowing us to eat our Thanksgiving meal in peace when so many are at war.

And finally, Thanks for allowing me to blog at will. I love it.


At November 22, 2005 6:46 AM, Blogger jellyhead said...

We love you blogging, too! Keep those philosophical, amusing, historical and always interesting posts coming! Thank you also for your comments on my blog - I really appreciate them and enjoy hearing from you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones

At November 22, 2005 7:29 AM, Blogger susan said...

Thanks for reminding us of the real reason for the season.

At November 25, 2005 10:09 PM, Blogger jellyhead said...


Now that it's all over, how was your Thanksgiving dinner? Did you let Alipurr cook, or assist, or was she relegated to setting the table? (just teasing you here! - you did mention you were finding it hard to 'let go'!)

Hope you had a great family celebration.

At November 27, 2005 10:52 AM, Blogger Peggy said...



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