What I’m Thankful for

I’m a complainer.  I like to vent…get things off my chest…kvetch. 

Despite my frequent rantings, however, I am ever mindful of just how lucky I am even when things don’t go my way.  I maintain that deep down inside I’m actually an optimist.

Every year on Thanksgiving I try to get my family to go around the dining room table and share what they’re thankful for.  And every year I get the same response…some version of “I’m thankful that your mother didn’t drop the turkey.”

Well, I may not be able to get Mom and Dad to express their inner feelings, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take the opportunity to do it myself right here and now:

  1. I’m thankful for my cousin Mark who returned home safely from Iraq about two months ago.  I’m ashamed to admit that I take our armed services for granted – but I do know that we’d be living in a much different world without them.
  2.  I’m thankful that my sister – and even my parents – call me frequently.  I’m awful about picking up the phone and reaching out to them.  Thank goodness they never give up on me.
  3. I’m thankful that my friends think it’s funny — not pathetic — that I wear my heart on my sleeve.   They read my blog, and encourage me in my life … and in my writing.  God forbid, if my life ever gets all sorted out, I won’t have anything to write about!
  4. And I’m thankful that I have an opportunity to share the craziness that’s in my head with everyone in the big wide world.  I do so love an audience!  Thanks for listening.
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One response to “What I’m Thankful for

  1. You…I’m thankful we were the only ones left that first day of school and decided to become friends…its been an adventursome ride!

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