Thursday, November 27, 2008

So much to be thankful for...

Dear Readers,
I wish all of you in the US a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with family, friends and food. To those not in the US, a happy Thursday and wish you the same blessings.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to thank God for all the blessings He has given me.
  1. He gave me His forgivness and adopted me as His child.
  2. He gave me wonderful friends and other family members.
  3. He gave me some awesome pets to love and care for throughout my lifetime.
  4. He gave me all the beauty of nature to enjoy and also care for.
  5. He gave me a very good job where I have freedom to be creative in getting the job done.
  6. He gave me a tremendous boss who understands how much my pets mean to me and when they are sick, lets me rush out and have extended lunch times and other times, to take them to the vet.
  7. He gave me the staples of life: food, clothing and shelter.
  8. He gave me luxuries such as electricity, running water, plenty of food (and chocolate!), enough clothing to only do laundry every two weeks, and shelter in a nice room to myself in a nice neighborhood.
  9. He gave me talents that others appreciate, and for that matter, others to appreciate me, lol.
  10. and most of all, that He gave me technology and those creative geniuses who make it happen - especially high technology - without which I'd probably have less amusement in my days and more work.
So, thank you God! It's a good time to be alive and there are so many things we privileged citizens of the world, especially in the USA, have and take for granted daily.


Mary said...

Hi Red,

Thank you for reminding me...

You are indeed grateful. I love your thoughts on this day.

(I'm grateful for technology, too, but you certainly know how to master it!)

Today, my son-in-love and daughter came to dinner. Son-in-love grew up in Austin, TX without heat, light, and food most of the time. His comment - regarding the scary economy in the U.S. - "It's not that bad. It could be worse." We need perspective.

Happy Thanksgiving, Red!


Lynne said...

I'm thankful for you Red, and for this wonderful post reminding us of our blessings.

Mary C said...

Reading what you wrote makes me thankful that the Lord gave me such a talented and grateful daughter. Well said, Red.

Leedra said...

Lovely post. Great reminders to us all.

Red said...

Thanks Mary, Lynne, Mom and Leedra :) It's easy to be grateful when you have so much support of family and friends. I'm thankful for all of you and many others who may not have posted on here :D

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!!!


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