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Monday, November 29, 2010

At Least Ten Things To Be Thankful For...


During this time of the year, we, at least those of us with an interior life, tend to become very reflective of the things that life continues to show us. Personally, I've meditating upon the changes, the challenges and the Blessings that have been visited upon me and those I hold dear. This short entry is to acknowledge the 10 Things I’m Most Thankful For:

I am thankful for my health, and my general state of well-being. Without these, life would be this huge theatrical play in which I never got a chance to perform.

I am thankful that my mom’s most recent mammogram showed no signs of cancer.

I am thankful for the roof over my head (no matter the STOMPS & BUMPS I endure along with it).

I am thankful that no forces of nature, no hellish hurricane nor earthquake, or terrible tsunami has wrecked havoc upon my life, its quality, or its being.

I am thankful for the handful of people I can genuinely call “My Friends.”

I am thankful and grateful for the bravery of our soldiers overseas fighting in two wars to protect our freedom.

I am thankful that none of the recent terrorist plots and conspiracies against this Country have proven successful.

I am thankful for the gift of self-expression and for the healing it sometimes brings.

I am thankful for the existence of music and that it is a Living Thing which continues to feed my spirit.

I am thankful for my life, no matter its joys, recent disappointments and strife, it has not destroyed, defeated or left me stranded in the scenery of depression or failure.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday.

Snatch JOY!




Dorrie said...

good stuff to be thankful for.... I need to make up such a list one day, too.
Life has lots of ups and downs, but the ups are so worth it!

Mizrepresent said...

Great list Lin! I have so much to be thankful for. My family, my friends, my job, my creative energies, my home, having my car and able to withstand every storm that came my way. It's been a torrid year, and yet i have so much joy and peace and love! I am thankful for being here and able to experience life, each an everyday!

Chet said...

My brotha, you certainly have much to be thankful for in fact you are truly blessed.

Good health, your Mom's recent bill of good health, the roof over your head even if it sounds as if something or someone is coming through that roof, no mass destruction, a small group of friends you can genuinely call your friends,grateful for the men and women whom serve to protect our freedom, thankful that the recent terrorist plots have failed, but most of all you're thankful for self expression, music and life.

I'm thankful for life, good health and the soldiers that protect our freedom. I'm also thankful for family and my very small circle of friends. I snatch joy.

JStar said...

AMEN! This is many reasons to be thankful...And the list is constantly growing :)

D-Place said...

One thing that I'm thankful for is that you continue to write on your blog. Always enjoy reading your posts and listening to the great music you have to accompany my reading.

BTW my book club is reading Manhood the Longest Moan. So if you're in L.A. in January let me know! We'd love to have you visit with us.

Lovebabz said...

I am thankful that I get to come over here and pour my self a cocktail of you...always smooth and always damn good.