Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Today, I give thanks for so many things. If I tried to list them all, you wouldn’t get through reading this blog until your grandchildren were old and feeble and ready for the home.
But list a few, I must.
I’m thankful for life. Never again will I wish even a second of it gone. No more thoughts of wanting the day or week or month to be over, even when they are less than perfect. No more “I can’t wait until . . .” Yes, I can. And I will savor every second until that time I’m looking forward to.
I’m thankful for God being more stubborn than I am, and not letting me get my way when it’s not in my best interest, or the best interest of my family. He’s saved me from disaster more than once.
I’m thankful for seatbelts and the infinite wisdom of those who invented them and those who fought to make it a law to wear them when riding and driving in cars.
I’m thankful for doctors and nurses and the decision they made early in their lives to go to school longer than most, suffer through sleepless nights as interns, and the dedication to their work.
I’m thankful for scientists who develop medicine and machines to help those doctors and nurses do their jobs even better.
I’m thankful for my parents who instilled in me the love of God so that I might instill that love in my own children, so that they would make the decisions they’ve made in life and would meet the people they have met.
I’m thankful I became burned out as a math teacher and left that career early. It was a wonderful job, and I’m thankful for the students I encountered, but had I not left, I would not now be on this blog.
I’m thankful for those in Hollywood who love to write screenplays for television, especially those who wrote and developed Sliders. Had they not, I wouldn’t have developed a love of writing. And again, I would not be on this blog.
I am most thankful at this moment for my wonderful blog sisters and my GRW sisters who have so graciously visited, prayed, commented, and encouraged me during the recent tragedy of dealing with my husband’s head-on collision with another vehicle.
This writing community has lifted me up and brightened my day when I didn’t feel like doing anything but crawling in a hole and moaning. If I were to become the most prolific writer in the world, I could not convey in words how much the love and support from my sister writers has meant to me.
This Thanksgiving, I will sit down at the table and give thanks for everything in my life, from the most insignificant dust bunny under the bed to the most important special angel sitting beside me – my husband.
Thank you, one and all, for your love and support. I pray for each one of you to live life and enjoy every moment. May the words of your heart and imagination flow to the page and bring you joy.