Thankful Thanksgiving Thursday

I tend to reflect on my blessings often. I am a very thankful person. Today is the perfect day to stop and reflect on what I have to be thankful for - Thankful Thursday, and Thanksgiving!

* I am thankful for Spiderman's mother - because she gave birth to him, and he is now doing so well in our home.

* I am thankful that my kids yelled and argued and ate up tons of food today - because they are at home, healthy, and happy.

* I am thankful that my parents drive me totally insane - because my mom is 65 and my dad is 72, but they are healthy and we get to spend Thanksgiving with them.

* I am thankful for our stressful jobs - because they provide for our family.

* I am thankful for my scatter-brained, sometimes thoughtless MIL - because she gave birth to my wonderful husband and obviously did a wonderful job raising him to be a kind, sensitive, generous, caring man.

* I am thankful for fur all over my black clothes - because it comes from my beloved doggies and kitty.

* I am thankful that I will get very little sleep tomorrow and will probably be exhausted - because I will be cooking for, and then visiting with, my family.

* I am thankful for bills to pay and messes to clean - because we have a comfortable home full of love.

* I am thankful for our several-years-old, uncool automobiles - because they are paid for and, most of the time, get us where we need to go.

Several times in my life, I have had things happen that appeared to be bad things at that time. But later, they turned out to be the biggest blessings ever, more than I could have ever imagined. They brought me to where I am today, and I am incredibly thankful.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!!

Great list!

Chrissie, Christine, Chris, Mommy, Mama, Maaaaa... said...

That was beautiful!! I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy!! :)

Tammie said...

i have never known someone to be able to put a positive spin on paying bills. bravo to you!

also...one of the things i love about your posts cyndy, is that you aren't ashamed to mention some of the crappy hard times that youve been through in the past. it's so honest and real and i love it.

have a great day with your fam!

A Buns Life said...

That was great....Happy Thanksgiving!!

Kel said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Swirl Girl said...

I am thnankful that Hubby does most of the cooking today!

JEN said...

I am thankful for everything in my life. Even though I am overwhelmed with my life some days I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Thanks for reminding me that through adversity we gain strength.

I'm glad you have enjoyed your day.

Tara R. said...

Wonderful list! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! =)

Momisodes said...

I just love your spin on things. What a wonderful list :)

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving

Melissa said...

What a great list. Hope your day was fabulous!

Aubrey said...

Another wonderful list! Yes, a lot to be thankful for!
Hope you had a great day!

Rhea said...

What a wonderful post. Happy Thanskgiving!

I love that last photo.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!!