Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gobble Gobble

The SMW Blog Assignment for yesterday... yep, I'm late... is to talk about what you are thankful for. I'm thankful for the obvious - health, happiness, my kids, all that jazz... although the health part could be left out. This family is not 100% healthy, that's for sure.

But I'm not going to talk about that.

So instead I'm going to say what I'm really thankful for... right this minute.
The bowl of jelly beans on my desk that lets me have them at 7:00 in the morning.
Saki hasn't been wanting to go outside in the middle of the night.
The snow is almost all melted off the ground.
I haven't had to go into a sanitarium... yet.
Warm wool socks on my feet.
It's Saturday.
Kitty snores.
Quiet mom time. Nobody else in this house wants to be awake at 7am.. and that's why I am.
Bear snores.
The faint sound of birds chirping. (hey... the window is closed! It's only 29 degrees outside!)
I could, at any time, change those thankful things without any warning... or I could add some. You never know.

Being thankful is so much more than health, happiness and all that. Seriously. Look around at the little things - that's what really matters in life. Sure, you might not remember the jelly beans or wool socks 50 years down the road, but you remember it today and the big stuff? It will be there in your memories... that's why it's big stuff. It's the little stuff you have to enjoy - and be thankful for - when it's right there in front of you.

Psst... Demon #2's nickname is Bear


Melissa said...

I totally agree with you on that whole "little things" comment. That is definitely very true. And I like how you named the little things rather than the big things that are pretty much a given. :) Good idea!

Jerinda said...

I love the little things too. It's nice to be able to appreciate all the great things in your life, not just the obvious.

Karen said...

Ditto about the little things! Nice list!!

Lee said...

Berleen, as always, I LOVE to read your posts!! Your style of writing cracks me up!! And hidden under the comedy is always a little nugget of truth that we need to be reminded of. Great post!