Thursday, November 3, 2011

Be Thankful For What We Have

We've all had, even if brief, thots of wanting to be one of the 'haves' and resenting the fact that maybe you are a 'have not'.

If you muse on that for a while, I think you will come to the conclusion that you are most likely fortunate to be a 'have not'...I am so grateful and thankful for a small home that is homey, comfortable, and ours, we have enough to eat, our daughters and family loves us, our kitties loves us, our little car is ours and loves being in our small town, I could just keep on expounding.

Now, if you were a 'haves' you would have to worry that your burglar alarm is set correctly, you're afraid your children could be kidnapped or hurt, does your household help steal from you, is your gardener honest, you wonder what the neighbors will think if you don't get a new and better car soon,  what is going to happen if I can't get my children into the 'good' schools, I could go on ad nauseum.  Not to mention all these still have to be paid for and that is a horrible feeling.

Yes, I'll be a 'have not' and I'm very content and thankful!

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt...

I am thankful I wake up every morning to read my handwritten note to myself..'choose to be happy today'. Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

I am thankful I found out how to take the 'gas' out of canned beans...(rinse, cook for 10 mins in 1/4 C tap water and 2 tsp of vinegar, rinse and use).  Yes, this really works.....totally tootless beans and they taste no different than beans full of toots.

I am making sure I have all the makings for our usual Thanksgiving dinner...musing about the turkey....thankful I am not a turkey.

It's Thanksgiving soon so let’s ignore diet tips at least until the leftovers are gone. Remember, “tips” spelled backwards is “spit.”..........that’s gotta mean something.  My mind is wandering....

I am thankful that if I don't finish something today, I can finish it up tomorrow....think I'll take a nap....

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kornkountrytreasures said...

Thanks, SG, for reminding us that "have nots" really have a lot more than we think we do!!

And for making us laugh!!:)

Fleapirates said...

Aw, Sg... I am thankful for good friends, like you!

And you're right! The "haves" also have a lot of worrisome baggage!

CurioCache said...

Tips is spit backwards.... I never noticed!! You are the best!

chateycathey said...

Oh yes SG, this is more like you. Pointing out little things that make us see life in a better was. I am grateful for every day when I wake up and I let God know it.

Supergranny said...

You all are just the bestest of peeps!