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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

With Thanksgiving

For a (nearly!) sound mind and happy heart, I give thanks. For the ability to think clearly and concisely, I am thankful. For a professional job over a lengthy time, I give thanks. I'm happy for a home where life is good most of the time, where we fight seldom, and for the fact that we care for one another dearly. For living most of my life with a healthy dose of common sense, I'm quite thankful. For the ability to put 2 and 2 together and come up with something good, I'm more than grateful. For a mind and body not typically given to depression or anxiety, I am thankful. For the massive dose of human kindness and friendship around me, I give thanks. For the ability to plan ahead, be prepared, and see into the future, I am thankful. For being able to run on time, get where I need to when I need to get there, and to not live my life with a lot of excuses, I am happy. To operate with low levels of dysfunction and toxicity, I give thanks. For a body that works most of the time, I am grateful. For a life not given over to harmful addictions or mental illness, I am thankful. For the ability to operate peacefully, contently and with deep love for leaves, trees, water, mountains and fields, I am thankful. Today, my list is long. I hope yours is too. Happy Thanksgiving.

11 comments:

anne marie said...

I hope you and blair and mason have a nice quiet day just being together as a family.

wcs said...

Happy T day, guys! And Mason, too!

Vương Tử Trực said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Bridge Journey said...

Simply fabulous list Arnie... mine is 50 and counting... I forgot to add all the things in Nature I am thankful for. :)
Love and hugs!
Wendy

Ur-spo said...

happy thanksgiving to the both of you !
I am thankful to have you as a blogger buddy.

Blair said...

I have a very long list this year too and number one on the list? YOU!

Greg said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you and yours!

FlipFlopsBoy said...

I am thankful that there are wonderful people out there like you!

XO FFB

BosGuy said...

Same to you my friend. Thanksgivinng may well be my favorite holiday of the year.

Mike said...

Great post -- and a reminder of how lucky we are. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

CJ/Rick said...

I couldn't agree more. I hope you had a wonderful week. I'm thankful that I happened upon such a kind and smart blogger years ago.