Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm pondering thankful...

...and what it means...
I don't ask the Universe for much
to live each day to the fullest
have good health for a 61 year old
still have my wonderful parents
a wonderful brother
(that I would've traded in for a puppy)
(back in the day)
a beautiful talented free-spirited daughter
a grandson that's the bomb
a heathen, mischief-making terrier
a pink shack to call home
a studio/shop in my yard
and blogland
where friends galore abound

and so far, I still live in America
once the land of the free
as corruption in government and wall street
(and FOX news)
beat us middle class down
with lies and deceptions
I'm still thankful for the freedoms
we do have left
freedoms women don't have in many countries still
freedoms to still think freely
though big brother is listening
even as these freedoms are dwindling
I still have hopefulness
that the freedoms I enjoy
will still be shared by my family
and generations to come

and most of all...

I'm thankful for my sense of humor
without it life would've been dull
the government would've driven me to distraction
Scratchy would've made me ponder a cat
life is still good
no matter how you live it
be thankful
that you did


Be thankful friends!



Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Have a great Thanksgiving as well and enjoy all the goodies.....Julian

cconz said...

HEAR HEAR, my wonderful friend. Enjoy the day!I bought some goats milk soap. LOVE IT!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, we have the humor...will we live long enough to read through Mark Twain's latest?...And the arts...we are graced with the capacity to deeply intuit.

Thanks be to God.


Greyscale Territory said...

A wonderful, unique tribute to thankfulness! Love the spark of humour too!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

summersundays-jw said...

I feel the same way -- just don't say it as well as you. How lucky you are to still have both parents -- that says alot for your genes. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Jan

Sweet Sage said...

well said, my friend.
yes, it's ALL good.
no matter what.
have a lovely day ...

Golden West said...

Have a wonderful day with friends and family, Sharon!

sarayutouched said...

Happy Thanksgiving sis. Well said. Tho i wish Scratchy would let you have a cat to kkep your lap warm during the coming months.
Enjoy your day...a day of gratefulness.

vintagesue said...

you are so funny...what great commentary.
happy thanksgiving to you and thank you for having such a creative blog i can come to everyday for inspiration.