Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thank Fulls

Time for turkey and turning our thoughts to what we are thankful for.

Top of everyone’s list: that I am not a turkey.

Of course, the naturals: family and friends. And friends who are, quite frankly, family. And family who are, despite shared history, friends.

And a few things I’m thankful for that aren’t necessarily in the “of course” category:

- Engineers. Not only a great source of humor (Big Bang Theory and Dilbert) but also they designed boxes. I’m talking those office file boxes that come to me flat, and I can fold out into sturdy script carriers without the use of tape or glue. A marvel! (I take my office joys where I can!)

- Chocolate. Not all chocolate, mind you. Just the good kind, like the type that goes on donuts or with ice cream or in little foil wrappers. Not the kind that goes on chicken, or in twizzlers, or in coffee. Whose idea was that?

- Peanuts. Not the kind that causes kids to break out (although that kind is quite forgivable for being deadly if you cover them with chocolate) but the round headed boy and the kid with the funny nose kind. Wisdom that never goes out of date – “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt,” and “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'”

- He from whom all good things flow. Hey, while on the subject, check out this new video from BADD. You will recognize Cath and I as “Rich Couple.” Hee hee. Oh, the post-its say: “From Jesus.”

Just my thoughts,



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Gaffney said...

Great video! Love the post its everywhere. Happy Thanksgiving!

LadyBee said...

Today, I am thankful for your blogs. I always find out the best stuff right here: BADD, new Star Trek movie trailer, Candidate in the Clouds, the webcasts by the Serenity guy, and many touching and insighful posts about everyday things. Also, I am thrilled to have my enthusiasm for "So You Think You Can Dance" validated by Sean Gaffney! Blessings to you both. Deborah

Omar Poppenlander said...

The cool thing here is that because we are not under the law anymore, we have the freedom . . . to give more than 10%!

None of it is ours anyway - we're just the stewards of all of these good gifts.