Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

I have to give thanks for a whole bunch of stuff however the weather isn't going to be one of them. I guess I should give thanks to the weather because I did get up this morning, but why does it have to be so gray and stormy on such a wonderful day.

Okay....I am thankful that I got up this morning. I am thankful for God. I am thankful for my parents who lived their whole lives in this wonderful country and managed to raise two fine upstanding children.

I am very thankful for my lovely wife of over 40 years who has put up with all kinds of agony and defeat over the years but still manages to stand by my side. I am thankful for my wonderful kids, who, despite their fathers early attempts to ruin them, actually turned out to be two excellent friends, spouses, and parents who are compassionate, considerate and involved individuals.

I am thankful for three wonderful grandchildren. My grandson who is very articulate, compassionate, considerate and caring even though he would say he is a redneck. My granddaughter who shares many of the attributes of my daughter. And my new 8 month old grandson who has a wonderful personality that just beams with joy.

I am thankful that I have a job. As much work as it is the alternative is not a good thing.

I am thankful that I live in a country that allows freedom of expression. A country that allows individuals to explore inside the borders without reprisal. I am thankful for the freedoms we enjoy. I thank all of those individuals and families who have given so much over the years to ensure we continue to enjoy freedom.

I will spend the afternoon with my family. The only thing that would make it a little better would be the weather that

appear to be enjoying.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!...sure seems like you have a ton of stuff to be thankful for!..and I agree I want some of what Rick and Paulette are getting!!..have I told you I do not like November at all!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a great day with your family. If I could, I'd send you guys some sunshine and warm weather but......a bit beyond me!