Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank ya, Thank ya.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone.  What do you mean that’s not a real holiday?  It’s the biggest party scene of the year on Long Island!  How will you all be spending your Thanksgiving Eve?  I am skipping playtime this year.  The clubs and bars are always so packed that you could barely move, let alone breathe.  My Thanksgiving Eve will be spent with a Robert Downey Jr. movie playing in the background, a nice bottle of red wine, and the aroma of a cooking feast.  To make the homemade cranberry sauce, or to not make it.  That is the question…

In lieu of tomorrow's grand holiday, I would like to list a few things that I am eternally grateful for.  After all, "thanks" is the guest of honor and the purpose of our celebration.   I would like to start by saying that I am grateful for all the gifts that the universe has graced me with, even the tiny ones that we take advantage of every day.  I am grateful for every last person that ever stumbled into or across my life.  Yes, even you grumpy man that fought with me over a parking spot today in Wholefoods...

1.  My Family:  For all the support and love that you guys give me on a daily basis, thank you.  My friends are also part of my family. So to all of you crazy people that deal with an even crazier me, I love you and I am so grateful that you not only exist, but you love me back!

2.  The Hard Times:  To all those hard times that the universe dished out to me, thank you!  You not only made me stronger, but you made me realize that I need to stop and appreciate all the little things.  You also taught me that no matter how bad a situation is, there is always someone who has it worse.  So thank you universe for making the bad times, not all that bad.

3.  My God Son:  To my GodSon that brings more joy to my life than he will ever know, thank you!  You keep me grounded and make me realize that there is always something to work harder for.  If I could give you the world baby boy, I would.  So thank you Mr. Cheese for making my family just that much stronger and giving me more reason to settle down.

Ok, enough of the sentimental mumbo jumbo.  I hate feeling all gooey inside and this post pushed my mushiness level to an all time high.  Bleh...

4.  Glamour Magazine:  If you only knew how many times a day I start a sentence with "Glamour says..".
5.  Wine:  You relax me when noone or nothing else can.
6.  The Love Bug:  You make sitting in traffic for hours, car accidents, and getting lost just a little better.
7. My OB Professor:  You are the only teacher to ever let me take a make up exam for a make up.
8.  Honey:  The tsp I consume of you every day in my tea not only adds sweetness, but keep my throat moist.
9.  Ian Somerhalder & Chris Zylka:  For making Thursday nights bearable.
10.  Hot Tools Hair Straightener:  For letting me look in the mirror without wincing at my fro.
11.  NE Patriots:  You boys give me something to root for and rarley let me down. Yes, Aaron, that means you too!
12.  My Job:  Without you I would not be able to pay rent every month or feed myself.
13.  Online Banking:  For saving me the hassle of having to actually balance out my check book.
14.  Bob-O-Pedic:  You don't know the wonders you did for my back!  I haven't been in pain since I got you.
15.  All of YOU:  For all the smiles you guys give me.  ...and trust me, there's a lot of those!

The fact that you are even sitting with sort of electronic device means that you were blessed with several things most of the world wasn't.  If you aren't in a position to help out those who are less fortunate, at least stop and take a moment to be grateful for all the blessings your life.  So, tell me, What are you thankful for?



  1. Awwww oh so nice and mushy and a tad gushy. Aren't you just so nice and thankful with a little spice. Yeah stuck in rhyming mode. Okay it's gone.

    Thankful for all of us you say? The cat likes that display. Even thankful for the stalkers, geez that is quite thanful indeed.

    Thanksgiving is loong past up here, so all my thankfulness has worn out, well maybe I still have a tad left...haha

    Have a great thanksgiving, and no thanksgiving eve don't count!

  2. I'm thankful for Johnny Depp flicks!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving miss thing! I have to say the OB professor was my favorite line. I laughed so hard!

  4. HAHA LMF! I'm loving your thank list. You always add that special twist to things. I'm thankful that I met you on the blogosphere, you always put a SMILE on my face. You have a gift of storytelling. It's magical. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. LMF, have a beautiful thanksgiving! i loved your warm yet true to your essence post. i was lucky enough to come home to Buenos Aires and visit my family and friends for a few weeks. so i´m thankful for that... for the gift of love :)
    i think you forgot to mention Sonia!! haha she frames your face :)
    i´ll be posting from BA soon... stay tuned!

  6. Lovely post. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family!

  7. I'm thankful for the inspiration and laughter I get from fellow bloggers every day - have a GREAT ONE!

  8. I love this, I always love the thankful for posts in blogging land, so fun to read. I love Honey as well, gosh- it's so brilliant in tea. And yes, I would never think to say online banking but I definitely appreciate it. Wine is also a huge blessing :) I opted to stay in tonight as well. Portland bars are pretty packed this weekend too but I kinda want to workout really early so staying in with hopefully accomplish that. You're right that the fact that we have a computer speaks volumes to our situation :) Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! (And PS- I think Boston is very cool as well)

  9. LOl awwwwwwwwwwww xDDD yOUR ob PROFESSOR SOUNDS amazing!!! Lol and this was probably the first time I saw someone thanking the hard times and not just the good xD You really are one of a kind

  10. happy thanksgiving my dear! and hope you'll have a nice weekend.
    we don't actually celebrate this in Italy but i'm happy everyday with my little family :)
    take care.. xoxo, Haus of Gala

  11. Hey babe!
    I've given you the versatile blogger award!!:) x

  12. sweet post! happy thanksgiving! haha I loved Glamour as well, and online banking! oh my one of the best things about internet I think!


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