Thursday, November 24, 2005

Things to Be Thankful For

Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States, for those of you all who visit from other coutnries. We Americans celebrate the day with turkey, stuffing, family dysfunction (well some people do), and thinking about the things we are Thankful For. Like so many others, I felt the need to add my Thankfuls for this year....

I am thankful for my immediate family. I love my husband and children. I may have little patience with them all sometimes, but I wouldn't want life without any of them.

I am thankful for my parents, both sets. They love me very much, and that is more than some people get. I sometimes take them for granted, but they are all great people. My in-laws are also great epople, and are 3rd and 4th sets of parents to me. They've welcomed me into their families and lives, and I am thankful for that.

I am greatful for my siblings, no matter how annoying or spoiled some may be.

I am thankful for my friends. Espicially my internet friends. One in particular is Jen. She has been my friend for over 5 years. She has shared my joy, pain, frustrations, and laughter. She is an awesome woman, and I am blessed to have her in my life, even if it's only through the computer. There are some days she keeps me sane. And some days she keeps me alive with her outlook of things. She is the one who inspired me to start a blog, and meet some more great people on the internet. Most of them are in my links list. I am greatful for you too, Sonja, Dick & Laurie.

Finally I am Thankful for my life. As I ready to go to my 10 year high school reunion this weekend, I realize that even though it hasn't been perfect, my life has been full of adventure for the last 10 years. I have been more places and done more things than I thought I ever would in my whole life. I am thankful for the experiences; the pain, sorrow, joy, happiness and everything in between. I truly am blessed by God for ALL that He has given me.

Happy Thanksgiving to You All. May your turkeys be juicy, your mashed potatoes creamy, and your cranbery sauce sweet, yet tart!

3 flame(s) added to the fire:

Laurie said...

Aww, Cissa, that was really nice.. and thanks for mentioning me (sniff!)

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

loveya! Laur

Dick the Boomer said...

Thanks Cissa! It's been great knowing you for the short time I have. I'm looking forward to reading about your high school reunion.

I'm visiting this week so am behind in my blogging. Plus - this computer in the guest room has a problem and keeps crashing. Good luck on your effort to quit smoking. I think that's a great reason! And I really liked what you wrote about your mom.

Now if I can send this before it crashes...

Bilingual Blah Girl said...

Thanks for mentioning me!! And sorry I didn't say thanks when we chatted on Saturday. At the time I hadn't read that entry yet.

Congrats on your Thanksgiving dinner and shame on your husband for not helping you at all.

I'm curious to hear about the reunion, too.