Yep, I’m thankful for a lot of things.
I’m sure you are too. And in a few days, we’ll be thinking about family, food, and football, which is pretty much all that matters to a lot of people.
I know that I neglect to be truly grateful through the year for all the things I have in my life. I know they are there. I just don’t pay much attention to them. It’s easy to take your family for granted. It’s easy to be filled with ingratitude. It’s easy to complain instead of be thankful. So in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I intend to set that aright and acknowledge all of the blessings I’ve been ignoring lately. Maybe you can think of a couple of gratitude worthy things that you’ve been ignoring lately too.
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for…
…People who oppose me. They ensure that I work very hard for what I want.
…Not winning the lottery, so I can keep my priorities straight.
…Jersey Shore, for showing me exactly where but for the grace of God go I.
…Critical people who so effectively keep me humble.
…People who have the wrong politics. Seriously, look at history. We have always needed both parties.
…Robert Pattinson, for temporarily taking some of the collective female attention off of me for once.
…Construction zones that tie up traffic on my way home from a job that does not involve filling potholes with asphalt in hundred degree heat.
…Cars that break down unexpectedly which always remind me that I can, in fact, afford to repair my car on a moment’s notice.
…Glenn Beck and his dire prophesies of world collapse which have not come true. (He said it all going to happen this year!)
…Housework, and the house that goes with it.
…Justin Bieber…thank you for ruining the name Justin and not Matt.
…Vegans. More meat for the rest of us.
…The forty-five minute wait to see my doctor for ten minutes, which is much better than a two-day wait at a free clinic in the slums.
…Unanswered prayers. My life would’ve turned out pretty badly if all of them had been answered.
And that’s my list! What about you? What have you been neglecting lately as you count your blessings?