A Day Of Thanks
Today is Thanksgiving and Hanukkah …..a rare occurrence for both on the same day. And so I say to all my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah.
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A day of thanks….a day to recognize all the good you have instead of focusing on all that is wrong or all that you do not have…a day to recognize blessings. I have laid here thinking of all the good things I do have in my life…all the things that I am thankful for and in spite of the hard things I deal with …I have many things I am thankful for.
God and my faith
my family and family of choice
my friends and loved ones
my sweet Daisy
my son who is also my caretaker and all the help I get from the cog program that gives me a helper and other things to make my life easier
my church family and the ability to be able to go for a little while and eat Thanksgiving dinner at our little church
heat in this bitter cold
warm fleecy covers
clean water to drink and bathe in
to be able to be online and talk to friends far off.
a vehicle to get around in
my jelly bed and power chair and all the other medical equipment that I have
my meds that keep me going.
to be able to see even with glasses
to be able to hear…even though hearing impaired
to be able to speak and talk to others
to have a phone
to own a television you can watch
to have books to read
to be able to read and write
to be able to get an eduction if I wanted to
to have hot food
to be able to laugh
and I could keep listing
BUT MOST OF ALL
To be able to CHOOSE to be Happy
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And so, if all you are thinking about today is all that is wrong, all you do not have, all that is not like you want it, all that is weighing you down…..ask yourself why you are choosing to let that fill your thoughts and your day when you CAN choose to focus on the good and the positive and on what you do have. The things wrong are not who you are…they are just thing that happen….you are who you choose to be inside.
Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours
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