Monday, November 22, 2010

I am Thankful.....

I am Thankful for the Strong, Supportive and Loving Women in my Family!
I have not been very inspired to write over this weekend, probably due to the cold, Gray, windy pre-winter days we've had over the past few days and from the sounds I am hearing outside our weather pattern is going to continue today.  This week is also the week of Thanksgiving so I thought I would write about what I am thankful for and what inspires me (besides the weather).  When I write I usually do what I call a "one draft wonder", which to me is translated as:

a)  I "wonder" why I waited until the last minute to do my writing, and.....
b) Since I procrastinated, I am going to have to do this in "one draft", thus.....
c)  I am left with the "one draft wonder"

My writings could probably be improved if I took the time to do more than my one draft, but since I primarily write for myself, "Myself" does not care if it is not perfect and "Myself" knows that if I spend too much time on edits, I will eventually loose the original message.   Although, I rambled to to get to this point I am thankful for the fact that:

1)  I am not, nor will I ever be a PERFECTIONIST (as also attested by my "comfortable" house, my Gray hairs, and my not so designer clothes).

2.  My family, I love them to death and I am thankful that they love me despite of, or in spite of all my faults.  They accept me for who I am and who I am not.  I am thankful that they take the time to read my blog, even though it may not be important to them, they know it is important to me. My family is not perfect (just like me), but our imperfection is Perfect in my eyes!  I appreciate and value our honesty and that we do not strive to nor pretend to be other than what we are, an imperfect, average middle class family with middle class values.  My definition of middle class:  We fall somewhere between "The People of WalMart" and "The People of Sacks Fifth Avenue", o.k., so in all honesty we probably are not in the middle, but closer to the "People of WalMart" (at least some of us, myself included).

3.  My health, I am thankful for the fact that my health is good, with only minimal correction needed (glasses, allergy medicine, ibuprofen, etc.).

4.  I am thankful for the freedoms that the county I live in provides me, including (among others) freedom of speech, so that I am able to express my opinions (however unpopular some of them my be) without fear of reprisal.

5.  I am thankful for my quick wit, enough said....

6.  I am thankful for my patience.

7.  I am thankful for strong, black, caffeinated coffee.

8.  I am thankful that our Presidential terms only last 4 years.

9.  I am thankful for the house that we are able to provide for and live in.

10.  I am thankful that I have a rule book to follow....the Bible.

11.  I am thankful that I can tolerate ignorance and when I am not able to tolerate it then I am able to draw on #5 and #6.

12.  I am thankful for having a spell would understand if you saw my typing before the spell checker was put to use.

13.  I am thankful for Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Fireman, Policeman, Factory Workers, Waiters/Waitresses, Retail Clerks (especially this time of year), Sanitation Experts, Armed Forces and in general all the people who do the jobs that I would not want to do, but they seem o.k. with doing them.

14.  I am thankful for "County" schools who are not afraid to say the Pledge of Allegiance (including the God word), have Holiday Programs and sing Christmas songs, unlike the "City" schools who are so afraid of offending the individual that the kids have lost out on the traditions that this Country was founded on.

15.  I am thankful for small town values and the people in them.

16.  I am thankful that my kids had the chance to attend "City" schools and live in the "City" so that they can say things to me like "I am glad we live here now, the people are more real and they go to church and believe in stuff and they are not afraid to say so".

17.  I am thankful to know my neighbors and to be able to know if a strange car is in the neighborhood.

18. I am thankful for the small police force and that I can count on an at least once daily "drive by" done by one of the officers.

19.  I am thankful that I am able to confident enough to express my opinion and engage in debates and I am further thankful that I do not resort to name calling when someone's opinion does not match mine.   The names most often heard from the opposition are bigot, narrow minded, stupid, etc., etc.  My personal opinion is that the name calling stems from running out of "big words".  So I guess I am thankful for my repertoire of "big words".

20.  I am thankful for my life and G.F.C. (God, Family, Country).

That's it, that's all I've got to say on the subject (for now).

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