Thursday, November 26, 2009

We are thankful for...

I loved this when I read it: (by Nancie J. Carmody). I thought it was fitting for the day, considering we have so much to give thanks for.
I am thankful for....

•....the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
•....the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.
•....the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
• shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.
•....the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.
•....all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.
•....the lady who sings off key behind me in church because it means I can hear.
• huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
•....a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.
•....the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I'm alive.
•....weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been productive.
•....the piles of laundry that surround me because it means my loved ones are nearby.
Making this more personal...
We are thankful for...
- Faith in a God who loves us
- One another in marriage (because, marriage is awesome!)
- Great family (really, they are great... we're so lucky!)
- Friends
- Work opportunities
- Great food (pretty much burritos come to mind)
- Health
- Education 
- Chocolate (because I don't think my husband would survive without it) :)
- This amazing journey we're on exploring the beautiful world.
Although I type this while sitting in an office since Germans don't have a tradition of the "Thanksgiving" holiday, I don't feel any less thankful. We don't feel cheated because we aren't sitting around eating delicious foods today... because we have so much already.
Know that we're thinking of you on this day! Happy Thanksgiving!