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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Struggling for a Fresh Thanksgiving Message -- You Too???

I'm sort of blanking out here, people. I've rarely been short on words or opinions, for that matter. I've just finished reading my hubby's Thanksgiving post....and you may see my comment on it that I'm struggling with some sort of message of thanks that goes somewhere other than the normal "give thanks" message. I mean, I believe wholeheartedly in giving thanks. Daily. And I could come up easily with a long list of people and gifts in my life that I'm more than grateful for. That's not the issue. It's just that things seem to not hold power sometimes. Words lack wisdom. Phrases and rhetoric rings hollow, even though true. You know how two people can read the same book and one is head over heels about the book and the other person is, like, "Well, it was okay." I know you've all been in that same situation before.

You'll recall my Thanksgiving post from two years ago. And the truth in the message is still there -- current and meaningful as ever. But what in the world would I write about this year? It seems like I do write with ease about being thankful numerous times throughout the year; so possibly when it comes to having to do it on a particular day and time, I just can't. If you're a writer, you know how it is when the spirit moves you. I mean, you have to write NOW. Not in a minute or two...or the thoughts and emotion disappear sometimes.

Consider that I have a healthy and long list of gifts and people in my life for which I am ever grateful. The first of which is myself -- sounds selfish, doesn't it? But I am thankful for the gift of breath and life. The same breath that gives me the ability to move from day to day, helping others, being a partner and friend, doing what I do. And an easy one is how grateful I am for my life partner. He is one hell of an amazing man. I was thinking two days ago about the things other people say about him -- the things that I often hear from others with regard to him. They often talk of his smile and his kindness. He has an amazing way of making others feel warm and welcome. He's done that for me in his life. And, believe me, he puts up with my antics, my crazy thought processes, my wanting to try this or that, and still loves me...for who I am. Honey, I love you and am thankful for you today. For the happiness you allow me to live with through you. And my job, my health insurance, the many friends I've made in the blogosphere, and for my family. And we mustn't forget the beautiful condominium we are fortunate to live in. We've got the pooch, the amazingly delicious food that comes out of our kitchen, our health, and our sincere happiness to be living life. Frequently, we comment on our thankfulness to one another. It's very often that we see a hillside covered with trees or a field of golden grain and comment on how much we love life.

So, you see, I do have plenty of people, places, and things to honor this year. I guess my message of thanks sort of came together easier than I thought. I hope yours does too.

19 comments:

TJ said...

I wish you and yours all the best for the holiday! Take care and stay well... (((HUGS)))

Michael Guy said...

A beautiful message, Lewis. Thanks for helping me to remember my many blessings as well.

Lemuel said...

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

bridgeout said...

Loved your quip on my post! Made me chuckle! Thank you! :)
And thank you for this post, as well we the one from 2 yrs. ago that I did pop over and read. It is amazing how the thankfulness wheel turns...and yet our hearts are full!
I am wishing you both a warm T-day together!! {HUGS}!!

Laurie said...

How sweet is that....To know
that your husband is so loved by
others....

I wish you and your family a great
Thanksgiving....Tell your sister
that I'm glad I could make her
laugh with my post...

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you both! Oh and to Mason!

annie said...

yeah, i know what you mean. every night i write 'grateful' in my list of emotions i felt that day; whether i recognized it or not. therefore, when there's a day to be grateful, it's odd to me. i guess it's a day for remembering, such as Christmas is a time for remembering. i can hear you talking to Mom on the phone, and for THAT i am grateful - your love for our Mom.

Jimmi said...

Happy Thanksgiving :)

anne marie in philly said...

may you and your family have a peaceful thanksgiving day!

Ur-spo said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your mate
May the next year bring more gratitude and thanks.

michael said...

Sending best wishes for a peaceful holiday season.

Doug said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Blair and Mason. *hugs*

RAD said...

Happy Thanksgiving To you boys and Mason too!

Birdie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Blair and little Mason.

Kelly said...

I hope you two have a wonderful turkey day... smooches!

HAIRYBEARS said...

HAVE A GREAT DAY

KISSES





HAIRYBEARS
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afod said...

I hope you had yourselves a fantabulous Turkey Day.

LSL said...

What a great post. You and Blair give me something to hope for.

Hope you've had a wonderful day!!

Anthony said...

You're lucky not only to have these things ... but to realise you have them and not just take them for granted ...... Happy Thanksgiving