Thursday, November 26, 2015
This year I forgot to write my daily thankful list on Facebook like I did last year. I really liked doing that because it brought to my mind daily each blessing that I have. I am blessed with my husband, my wonderful children and grandchildren. I love being a grandmother(Mimi) and each time I see Winston, Allison, Aries and my little twins, Patton and Aster, I am filled with such awe that these little people are part of me. Watching them grow has given me back all that I missed when my children were growing up. I get up each day with a new ache and pain BUT I am still getting up and each day I thank God for that big blessing. I have a job that I really love and get to take care of people that over the years have become a part of my life. I took care of a young girl last week and her mom reminded me that I was the one that told her she was pregnant and now the girl is 16. Where has the time gone. I quit smoking in May this year. I still use a Vuse occasionally but my cough is gone. I am thankful for that but I am having trouble being thankful about the 20 lbs I have gained since then! I am thankful for the man in the ER who told me that I was a "big booteefull" woman because he made me laugh. I am grateful for all my friends for without them I would be so much less. I am thankful for my interest in politics. I would have never believed that a news program would be my choice for excellent television. I am thankful that I still believe that I can make a difference with my voice and with my vote. I am thankful that there are those that don't believe the way I believe because it keeps me studying and on my toes. I am thankful for the arthritis in my hands because it is a daily reminder that for the past 40 years I have taken care of others in their time of need. I am thankful for my house with its worn carpet and old kitchen flooring because so many don't have a home. I am thankful that I am able to remember the touch of my mom and her voice. I still miss her after all this time. I am thankful that I am able to feel even if I do cry a lot. I am thankful that I am able to cry because it is then that I am most able to go to God and intercede in prayer. I am thankful that each day still brings a new adventure, a new book to read, a new person to meet, a new idea to explore, and a new prayer to offer. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.