Wednesday, November 21, 2007

THANKSgiving (11/21/07)

As Thanksgiving draws near, like everyone else, I am thinking of all of the wonderful things in my life that I am truly thankful for... my couldn't be more perfect husband, our healthy, beautiful children, our cute modest home, and our health.

I'm incredibly thankful that my mother made it through her pacemaker surgery. Although this type of surgery is considered somewhat "routine", Mom's wasn't without complications and an extended hospital stay. However, she managed to pull through as she always has... with a strong will to survive and a great, warped sense of humor. Her philosophy is that if you don't laugh about certain tragedies you will drown in self pity... self pity uses up too much energy... laughter IS the best medicine (and she is proof). I'm thankful that Mom is still alive after 30 years of having the "rug pulled out" from under her... I'm thankful that Mom still has most of her sense about who she is and who all of us around her are... I'm thankful that I can still hug and kiss her and tell her how much I love and appreciate her.

My cliche advise to everyone is... while you are sitting at your dinner table tomorrow for your Thanksgiving dinner look at everyone there and think of how fortunate you are for the "gifts" bestowed upon you by having each of them in your life. Make a toast and enjoy the afternoon basking in their presence... play games, laugh, tell stories of past memories and relive them with a smile.

Happy Thanksgiving One and All!!

~Anne

1 comment:

Gina Embry said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! Enjoy!