Thursday, November 25, 2010

What am I thankful for?

When we were kids, at Thanksgiving dinner, we went around the table, and each of us had to name something we were thankful for.

As kids, we were generally thankful for things like the fact that we didn't have school on Friday, or thankful for pie.

Well, I'm still thankful for pie, and thankful I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow, but for me, as an adult, Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on the things I really have.

I am thankful for my family, and also thankful for my friends, who constantly teach me what being a true friend really means.

I am thankful for my health, but also thankful for my health problems, because they have helped me learn who my true friends are.

I am thankful for the things I have, and also for the things I don't have, my needs have made me stronger and have taught me to accept friendship with grace, and to return it whenever possible.

Most especially, I am thankful for my weaknesses, and shortcomings, because they give me room to improve.

I am thankful for Diann, who puts up with me just the way I am, despite my faults, and for Bingo, who sees right past the faults, giving me something to live up to.

And, if you have nothing else to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, be thankful you aren't a turkey.

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  1. Ok way to make me cry on Thanksgiving Troy! Oh and yes, I am very thankful I'm not a turkey today! hugs, Linda

  2. Hi Troy...
    What a beautiful share of what you are thankful for this year on Thanksgiving. I too am thankful for the health that I have. It has been a struggle and I am thankful each and every day that I can get out of bed, feel the sunshine on my face and call it a beautiful day. God is so good.

    I too am thankful I am NOT a turkey. Ha! Ha! Maybe a turkey, but at least not an edible one.

    Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Country hugs, Sherry