Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gratitude

Today is all about giving thanks. (Or overeating. I'm never sure which.) Anyway, I thought I'd take a minute to think about what I'm thankful for:
  1. My kids are smart, funny, strong, and healthy.

  2. Rhett is patient with my silliness. Very patient.

  3. We have a roof over our heads and food on our table.

I truly am thankful for these things, but the list feels a little stale. This is the same stuff everybody else is thankful for. I need to show gratitude for the little things, the things I usually take for granted:

  1. Rock-star parking

  2. Yarn ( I would say it's cheaper than therapy, but if you saw my stash you'd know I was lying.)

  3. Warm socks

  4. The way my Dad's eyes light up when he tells a joke

  5. One of the cats, Matilda, being smart enough to stand by the door and use a special meow when she feels a hairball coming on

  6. My favorite song playing on the radio exactly when I need to hear it

  7. Yarn-stealing squirrels in Canada - They give the Yarn Harlot something to write about.

  8. And, of course, I can't leave out pumpkin pie:

Happy Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

Jeff Walker said...

What, you're not thankful for your Spanish buddy? Just for that I'm going to pull a certain person and ask 1,000,000 questions when we get back!

momof3gr8kids said...

Jeff - Of course I'm thankful for you, silly. I've just spent the whole day completely blocking school out of my mind - and I liked it! I am really looking forward to Winter break.

Jeff Walker said...

I'm sorry, Winter break? Am I right in assuming that this break is in the Winter? How long is this break? Wait, it's when again? Ok, and how long is it? When you say break, do you mean you're breaking something or we get time off? But I put breaking something, is that right? You see what I did, though? I could have sworn this was right, but it's not?

Bwaha!

Smiler said...

Oh yum. That sure look delicious. Could I have mine with vanilla ice cream instead please? :-)