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Post Thanksgiving Musings...

After having the whole gigantic Thanksgiving feast and having the entire day to relax, I got to thinking about my life and just how lucky I really am…

I am so very thankful to have such a loving, respecting and gracious partner. He has a wonderfully wicked sense of humor and a giant intellect stuffed with wit. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank him for being in my life and tell him that I love him.

I am also very thankful to have my dog (Paws) and my cat (Perseus Purr Kitty). Who am I to deserve such unconditional love and affection? Paws is “the son I never had” and I am not ashamed to say that I spoil him to no end. He is a Staffie/Lab mix and somehow I feel that if I love him enough, I will be able to undo some of the harm that has been done to the Staffie/Pit Bull breeds. Perseus is a Russian Blue mix – a cocky male stray that decided our house would do. He quickly became the leader of the neighborhood gang of cats and believe me – he calls all the shots!

Another thing to be thankful for is my health. I don’t have any insurance whatsoever so preventative maintenance is pretty big with me. I had the good fortune of being able to quit smoking almost 4 years ago and have never had the urge to do so again. I just hope that I can undo some of the damage that I did to my body after 20 years of smoking. I feel good…

There are so many other things that I am thankful for: my family (mom, dad, my sister), my creativity, my job, my friends, my freedoms, my music. I could spend a whole lot of time on this and still not exhaust the list…

I guess the point that I am trying to make here is that there is a spirit about the holiday of Thanksgiving that sometimes gets overlooked. We get so focussed on making dinner and socializing and shopping that we may forget the real essence of this special occasion and that is this: to reflect on how wonderful our lives really are and how truly blessed we are to have each and every day that we are given.

Thanks for listening
Allison :-)

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