Ah, Thanksgiving. What an excellent week. Turkey, stuffing, mashed taters, gravy, more turkey. Ah yes, I can feel the tryptophan induced coma already beginning to settle on me.
This week is going to be a crazy week. I only have three days to get the things done at work that I need to get done. I only have three days to prepare my family for the Thnaksgiving feast awaiting us at the in-laws. I only have three days. But thank God I have three days.
There are so many people in this world that literally have nothing to be thankful for this season. I am not one of those people.
There are people this season that don’t have three days to do anything. I am not one of those people.
There are people that are enduring unspeakable distress, tragedy and personal conflict. I am not one of those people.
No, I am not nearly as forgotten about as I like to think I am sometimes. I like to think that I am so pitiful that I have no choice but to garner sympathy from anyone that will listen to me rant. But I am not. I truly have a trove of things to be grateful for. And I am.
This week will be crazy. I am, at the request of my wife, making a concerted effort to get out of work by 5:00 PM every night. In order to do this I will need to be at work by about 7:00 AM to give myself the time I need during the day to get done what needs to be done. That means waking up early to get out of the house early. That also means that I will probably be more tired than usual at night when it is time to tend to the children and the home. It also means I will probably have less time with my wife this week. But you know what?
I am thankful for my job.
I am thankful for my car that gets me to work.
I am thankful for my salary that pays for my gas to get to work.
I am thankful for my ability to wake up every morning.
I am thankful for my ability to wake up early when I need to.
I am thankful for my house.
I am thankful for my children.
I am thankful for my wife.
I am thankful for my family, that I can tend to them and love them.
I am thankful for my bed.
Do you have anything to be thankful for?