Saturday, November 10, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving- Days 1-10

I was going to do this on Facebook but no one seems to read it on Facebook nor here either really and since I got really behind I figured I would just update it up to today's date and then post daily-ish for the rest of the month. I may thank some people directly (if I thank people) and others I may not. I am still equally thankful for all of you in my life. I just don't have enough days to thank every one on my 30 day list. Sorry :( Also as usual I am not using real peoples names. If you want to know who someone in my blog is, refer to the list of people on my "about this blog" tab at the top of this page. The list is at the bottom. If you know me you will understand the list, otherwise you probably will not. You are welcome to ask but I reserve the right not to answer. Anyways lets get on with this since I'm way behind. Y'all can play along too.... each day of November you just post what you are thankful for... simple as that.

Day 1: I am thankful for silence. That may be weird I don't know but it is so rare in this life. We have family and friends always making a ruckus. Especially kids, they make a lot of noise. Our co-workers are always making noise at work. The roads are noisy. Our homes are noisy, with the TV  the kids, family, cooking, our pets. ETC. It's rare to really get a chance to sit down in the peace and quiet and enjoy the silence and reflection. To have the gift of solitude and reflect on nature and our lives and where we are going. That's priceless.

Day 2: I am thankful for every day that I am alive. Each day that I get to wake up and see my kids faces, see my family, my friends, my coworkers... hell even if I'm alone. It is a good day. I may not feel to best when I wake up and may have issues that others do not but hey, I'm alive. At times I may wish I hadn't woke up but today I am thankful that I did. I can only hope that I am given another day tomorrow.

Day 3: I am thankful for all of my friends. Even the ones I haven't met personally. Like my Internet friends. They make my day brighter a lot of the time, when no one else seems to be able to. I see them post on Facebook or other social networks I have an account with and it lets me know they are ok. They post funny things, inspiring things, sometimes sad things but it lets me know other humans are out there living life, enjoying life, struggling at times. It lets me know that I'm not alone in what happens in my life. They notice when I'm having a rough day and often check in on me and what not. I may not always reply but it is noted and much appreciated. The social networks with my friends are like a safe haven for when I don't want to be around people but need to be. So thank you my lovely E-Friends.

Day 4: I am thankful for my job. A lot of people in this country do not have one right now and even if they do they still struggle. As much as I might complain about my boss and my job at times I truly do love what I do. It is one of the few things I truly put my best into and very thankful I come home in one piece every evening. Also my job reminds me of how good my life is and how bad it could be. Reminds me of the bad in this world too which isn't that good of a thing but it is needed at times. I'm thankful though to have a job, especially one I like and enjoy waking up and going to each morning.

Day 5: I am thankful for pain. It lets me know I am alive. It lets me know I'm not done yet and need to keep fighting. It reminds me how strong I really am. It also helps me remember that god is with me and will keep me safe. It lets me know something is wrong with my body. There are many benefits of pain. Yeah it sucks but it is helpful really. So thank you pain O_o

Day 6: I am thankful for my freedom. We have the right to vote, which I did this morning. I may not be happy with the outcome but it could have been worse. Our country may not be perfect but we have many freedoms that others in other countries do not. I have had the opportunity to explore different parts of the world, and I am happy to say this is where I live. I may like other countries but not sure if I would live in many of them. I do think our country needs to wake up and start standing up for what is ours considering the direction things have been going but other than that, this is a great country.

Day 7: I am thankful for Smurf Man. He has helped me so much in life. He has helped me with my struggles in life. He has always helped me with my faith in God. He has taught me so much about faith and God. Granted others have taught me too and I am thankful for them as well but Smurf Man has always been number one in that department. He's always holding me accountable for my relationship with God and checking on me and making sure I'm ok. He helped me in my life when I needed it most, when I was 17 and 24. Those ages in my life were the worst, my life was almost ended at that times. Yet Smurf Man kept pushing and holding me up and pointing me to God and helping me get/stay close to God. He is now helping me do the same with my children while still letting them choose their own paths. I could sit here and thank Smurf Man all day for the many things he has done for me over the years as children, through high-school  throughout the military and now as full fledged adults with families but that would take forever. So this will have to do for now. I am forever grateful to this man. I love you bro.

Day 8: While I'm kind of on the topic I am thankful for God today. For always surrounding me with his love. Watching over me. The strength to share him and his love with my friends and fellow humans. There is nothing in this life I have achieved without his love and will. I am thankful for him giving us the Scriptures. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and light to my path.” —Psalm 119:105

Day 9: Thankful for my parents. Things may not have always been perfect between us but we still love each other  You both have had your own differences as well but despite that you were always there together to support me and cheer me on throughout life. I am thankful y'all could and still can set aside those differences and do right by me. Have always helped me when I am broken and what not. You both have always known when to help me along and when to let me make my own way and my own mistakes and when to pick up the pieces. I have always known your unconditional love. Thank you.

Day 10: This may be really weird but I am thankful for Siberia's driving. As crazy as she might drive sometimes and how many times shes almost gotten us killed (or I've seen my life flash before my eyes. or at least the cars life lol). She still is a good driver. She has saved us with her driving I don't know how many times. She has avoided and gotten us out of situations I know for a fact I wouldn't have done such a good job with and probably would have died if I was driving. She attempts to kill me with a heart attack many times but not yet hit anything so I am thankful for that. Hell I'm thankful for her period. She makes every day of my life brighter one way or another. I may not realize it at first but she does. Its masked by her tough love sometimes but I eventually see it. Much love to you Hun!

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