October 27, 2009
Pre-Thanks, ME Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 43
Plans for this weekend (after minor out-patient surgery on my right eye Friday) include dismantling the salsa garden (sigh), putting away the summer furniture (sigh), and bringing the holiday decorations in from the shed now so I don’t have to trudge through the snow and muck to retrieve them after Thanksgiving (sigh).
Pitifully, all of this planning plainly points to the end of my two favorite seasons – summer and fall.
I don’t usually start griping until after the first snowfall, which is usually some time before Thanksgiving (sigh).
I’ve been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving: my absolute favorite holiday – a chance to reflect on the best things, the happiest things, the things that matter most.
I’m thinking I’ve already been so much more thankful this year than recent years.
I’m thinking I’m thankful I still have so much more to be thankful for.
I’m thinking if I start now, I might be able to get all the good stuff listed by November 26th.
I received a gift book a few years ago titled: 10,001 things to be happy about. It was an interesting book. Not all were choices I’d have made, but I enjoyed the point. For a while, I would grab the book, open to any page, and find dozens of interesting ideas of where I could begin to look for happiness in my own life.
I’ve thought about going back to that book now, but I think I’d rather start my own.
It’s likely to include things like cleaning out the filing cabinet, dismantling the salsa garden and even putting away the summer furniture.
We should be more thankful about the things we do for ourselves.
Because tasks fulfilled, plans achieved, goals attained, responsibilities met, are all accomplishments to be happy about.
If you’re happy, be thankful; if you’re thankful, be happy.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
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Posted by jaselin at October 27, 2009 05:50 PM