Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For this I am Thankful!

Here we are 9 days away from Thanksgiving again. This is my favorite holiday! For me Thanks giving is a time for family and lot of food. I love to have my whole family over to eat at my house. I Cook a huge bird and all the trimmings. Some of my favorite food is usually served at Thanksgiving dinner, like Turkey, squash and rolls with tons of butter. I love the cool weather and the changing leaves. I like to burn a log in the fireplace and enjoy the day.
Besides all the food I like to stop and take inventory so to speak of all the things in my life that I am thankful for.  For me the holiday is low stress and gives me time to reflect on the things I am thankful for. Once I get all the usual suspects out of the way like my family, friends or my pets, my job blah blah blah, I have to really think about the things I am thankful for. I think that is because I tend to take things for granted. Yes I am thankful for my husband and my three kids and all the great friends I have but it goes deeper than that. This all came me this morning. I was thinking that I am thankful for cows. Yup cows. Without cows I would not have milk in my coffee, or cream cheese in the danish and cheese in my sandwich at lunch and Yogurt. I can be thankful for cows right?  Ok, I'm also thankful for shoes! Not just those really cute ones with the tall heals. Shoes, the ones I slip on to keep my feet warm and dry. I could go on.
All this made me laugh but then I was thinking, I could get by with out cheese, sort of. I could go with out shoes, it would be ugly but I could.

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