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The Giving of Thanks

I'm thankful for Thanksgiving. It has always been my favorite holiday. Even when I was a kid, Thanksgiving trumped Christmas.

It's a day centered around getting together and eating. It's a day for taking stock of what's good in your life. As Americans, we spend too much on "the pursuit of happiness" (thanks, George Carlin) and not enough on just being happy with what we have.

I'm thankful for waking up this morning next to the warm snuggliness of the woman I love. I'm thankful that she's always in my heart and I in hers, even when we're miles apart.

I'm thankful for my legs and my heart for getting me through the 5-mile race I ran this morning and the half-marathon I did less than 2 weeks ago. I'm thankful for the health and psychology that allows to overcome physical obstacles and meet my goals.

I'm thankful for the bounty from our CSA and our farmers market that rosepurr turned into a fabulous feast today and that has filled my belly for all these months.

I'm thankful for my job, which has been secure throughout this economic downturn and still has been the best job I've ever had.

I'm thankful for our cats, who entertain me and are great company.

I'm thankful for books and reading and great writing. They inspire and entertain me. They motivate me and raise my will when it's at its ebb.

I'm thankful for having the good taste to appreciate these things and the discipline to pursue them and keep them close.

I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

[Posted for LJ Idol Season 6 - Free Topic - The Giving of Thanks]

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mstrobel
Nov. 27th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
I'm thankful for waking up this morning next to the warm snuggliness of the woman I love.

Same here. Even when I need to go really badly and I spend ten minutes slowly extracting myself, being extra quiet so I don't wake her. It's always nice to return to more warm snuggles.
thndrstd
Dec. 2nd, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
That's awesome. I know that feeling and it's fantastic. :)
onda_bianca
Nov. 27th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I always liked Thanksgiving too. I'm thankful I didn't burn the kitchen down cooking!;)
thndrstd
Dec. 2nd, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
That is indeed something to be thankful for. :)
karmasoup
Dec. 2nd, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
It's great to be able to stop, take stock, and smile, isn't it?
thndrstd
Dec. 2nd, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
Yes it is, and fortunately we have that opportunity. :)
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