Thursday, November 23, 2006

An Attitude of Gratitude

Perhaps this isn't my actual family, but it is certainly a close representation of the strange mix of people in my life. I'll let you imagine how the people above might fit with the folks mentioned in my blog.

I almost always take the time to take stock on Thanksgiving Day and acknowledge those things for which I am thankful. Some of the things for which I am thankful are frivolous, some are quite serious, but they all mean something important to me.

Here’s the list for this year:
· I’m thankful that I have N and that he is doing so well in school this year.
· I’m thankful that I have become strong enough to start being a real adult instead of pretending.
· I’m thankful that I have BJ in my life, even if it is from a distance and the relationship for now has to exist mostly via online and phone communications.
· I’m thankful that BJ is as much of a pervert and deviant as I am.
· I’m thankful that BJ agrees that we should be discreet about certain things.
· I’m thankful that we can spend our last Thanksgiving as an “intact” family with my cousin’s family with whom I am very close and get along very well.
· I’m thankful that they are letting me bring pie as my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner because I love to bake pies.
· I’m thankful that I live in a country where I can bitch and moan over all that is wrong with the country in which I live and still continue to live here in freedom and relative peace.
· I’m thankful that I have a great hairdresser.
· I’m thankful that I have this blog where I can ramble on about whatever is intruding on my brain and count on getting a wide range of comments, many of which are thought provoking, from strangers who have no idea who I am.
· I’m thankful that I got to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person last year.
· I’m thankful that I don’t have to do it again this year, but can watch the parade on TV while drinking a cup of coffee and wearing my warm fuzzy pajamas.
· I’m thankful that this list is finished.


And here's my horoscope for today:
You are walking a fine line between caution and optimism, determined to make the most of what life seems to be offering you now. Don't lose yourself in any pie-in-the-sky daydreams, for it's crucial to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground these days. Even if your vision feels like an adventure novel, remember that you are the author and, therefore, are responsible for the decisions you make and the reality you create.

Hmmm. . . . . . . .

2 comments:

BJ said...

Have a happy day baby. :*

freebird said...

I hope you're getting through the festivities comfortably and happily. And best wishes for your surgery.