Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

For a family which I love.
For a God who loves me.
For a bounty of food at my table.
For a home which keeps me safe.
For technology which allows me to be close to those far away.
For Pepsi with ice and other favorites that really are "little things".
For people who protect us, serve us, believe in us, and motivate us.
For friends who we wish we saw more but love just the same.
For laughter, when things (much like this picture) just don't turn out the way you expected.
For sisters who love each other even if they refuse to sit together.
For playing pretend, making messes, dancing on the furniture and snuggling for naps.
For husbands that love well, look hot, and take out the trash without being asked.
For movies, music, art, science, and books which inspire us to just imagine what it would be like outside the box.
For butter because it really is better with butter.
For chocolate when you need it and cupcakes when chocolate just isn't enough.
For curly topped babies with fuzzy pajamas who rub your face until they fall asleep.
For confident little girls who never shy away from having a life lived in BIG moments.
For pictures that speak a thousand words...or just one.
For loved ones we miss but will see again some day in heaven.
For the chance to change.
For the traditions that are always the same.
For dreaming big, living with adventure, and for being content with what you've got if those other two things aren't working out.
For forgiveness.
For hope.
For tomorrow is another day and this too shall pass.
For standing up for what you believe in.
For standing up for someone else because you believe in them even if they don't believe in themselves.
For a world that is only as big as are hearts let us see and as small as our ambitions let us experience it.
For children of a global culture.
For one more day, hour, minute, second, glimpse of what the future holds.
For that ability to find more things to be thankful for than I could possibly ever get around to listing.

For you. Yes especially for you.
For days when we give thanks even if it's not thanksgiving and days of thanksgiving to remind us if we ever forget...
For we are thankful...
so very very thankful.

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