Thursday, November 23, 2006

Molly's Rambling Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving, and I'm sure I won't be the only one, but one of a gajillion blogger voices listing what they are thankful for. But I don't care, I'll begin anyway. Hopefully I'll have some more time this extended weekend to post and read more!

- I'm thankful that I finally have time for the first time in weeks to surf blogs and add a new post!

- I'm thankful that Honey is a great husband and a great friend. I'm thankful that we are friends, since I think friendship outweighs lust any day. I'm thankful we've still got lust!

- I'm thankful that Mom and Dad are available on Thanksgiving Eve to happily confer with me about a grammar question, and then help me solve it.

- I'm thankful, despite three close calls this year, Grandpa made it to his 88th birthday the other week. And that he's pretty keen, still, if going deaf. I'm also thankful that he is a man who has been totally at peace with death my whole life, if not his, so that when it does come he'll embrace it.

- I'm thankful my suegra arrived safely yesterday and that she pre-ordered the turkey.

- I'm thankful that my sister-in-law is in charge of the stuffing and pies.

- I'm thankful for last weekend's visit to dear friends and for seeing how their daughter is growing. Additionally, I'm thankful that today is said daughter's second birthday. She's so adorable. ... and calm - an attribute that makes her even more adorable!

- I'm thankful that Babydog and CootieCat like to snuggle me in bed in a kind of mommy sandwich on lazy mornings like today: dog on my lap, cat across my head.

- I'm thankful for past Thanksgivings some spent on picnics in the desert, eating cold cut turkey sandwiches in the car, visiting foreign cities and most with family still with us and family departed.

- I'm thankful that our friend serving in Iraq feels thankful. And I'm thankful she's serving.

- I'm thankful for the millions of unsung heroes who will never get a medal or a parade who work every day to make life better by reaching out to those in need, by reaching across to those who are emotionally isolated or collectively ostracized, by building bridges across social fissures and chasms and stitching the rips in the fabric of human history. They remind us that we are all part of the common family of God.

- I'm thankful for my job: that it is great, that the bulk of the project is over, that I've met great people working there and that it will (hopefully) lead to even more work when this project is completely ended for me.

- I'm thankful for my current health and my ambulatory ability.

- I'm thankful for finding organic beef raised near the town of my youth.

- I'm thankful for every person who has blessed me and grateful to those who have cursed me. It is easy to give thanks for the former group, but I thank the latter group because their mishaps or ill-will challenges me to learn how to forgive and see them as merely human, too. (I'm still learning those lessons!!)

- I'm thankful for who I am, where I am, when I am and how I am. I'm thankful for the present.


JoeinVegas said...

Wow, that's quite a list.

Word Imp said...

Thanks for your thank yous. We don't do Thanksgiving in New Zealand but we know what it's about. I think it would be a good American habit to adopt. Next stop Christmas!

Sonnjea B said...

Your list made me think about all the things I'm thankful for -- many similar to yours, many different. Happy Thanksgiving!

Virginia Gal said...

oh that is sweet - I like your list!

NubianTemptres43 said...

This is a wonderful post, and like sonnjea b, you have made me think of things i am thankful for on the day of thanks and every other day. i love the mommy sandwich - that is too cute, tell honey to take a picture!