Thursday, December 11, 2008

Muchas gracias.

Phew, what a year!
When it seems there isn't much to be thankful for, I realized that there are still a lot of things I can be grateful about. As usual, when each time a year closes its page, I couldn’t help but look back and reflect and surprisingly, it always made me stop complaining of what’s wrong with my life. Instead it made me count my blessing about what is right.

So, here are the things I am thankful for:

Time – I know that being old and broke has its drawbacks. But what the heck, I am alive and will be here much longer, hence, I know that I still have a chance in the next lotto draws.

Television – The best way to ignore my kids and pretend that we love each other is to sit in the glowing warmth of a television. If only they will wash the dishes first before they camp in my bedroom and spoil my crisp and newly ironed linen.

Memories – Good or bad, they are the accumulation of things totally off-base. Well sometimes they can be unreliable, but a lot of times full of wonder.

Economy – I am thankful that prices on gas and food are going down. I have not seen these prices on gas this low in about three years. If only I still have a car, then maybe this will be on top of my list.

Family – For parents who didn’t indulge me because basically money was tight and financial decision weren’t made on a whim. Yet, I don’t remember feeling deprived. But why the heck do my kids insist that not having a Play station 3 is not a way to live!

Internet – It’s odd to be thankful for a technology that was originally invented as a tool of warfare, but today the internet has evolved to be so much more. It’s also extremely important for a long distance relationship. Did I just saw a raised eyebrow?

Caffeine – I can’t seem to function without the lovely little addictive pick-me-up I get from a good cup of coffee a day. Nothing gets rid of my lethargy faster than a steaming hot cup of my 3in1 yet teeth-stainer of a swig.

Belly – Yes, I am referring to the belly I talked about in my previous blog. I am thankful for this impossible-to-get-rid-of fat around my stomach because they keep me from wearing low slung jeans that went out years ago with Britney Spears. Believe it or not, my oh-so-sweet belly is making me more stylish.

You - I'm also thankful that there are people who read this blog. Really, there are people who read this blog?. Anyway, without you guys reading my very silly posts, I'd be sitting in front of my pc with nothing to do but bite my fingers till they bleed.

Now, your turn. What are those things you are thankful for?


adityamalhotra said...

I also always believe to see the positive side of life , satisfaction is the key for happiness, i am thankful for my presence in this earth and respect the earth ,water, air , nature , sunlight.
But still life is little complicated because we are habitual to use hundred of things around us , and when we count how much we are giving then its negligible , continuing my role in this cycle i will try my best to be my heart full of love for every creature and i will try myself to get mixed within the nature instead of putting load on that________ that everyone can do by doing atleast some plantation .

But thats very good idea to understand that where we are by giving thanks to all instead of complaining.

Sid Brechin said...

Lots of things to be thankful for this year. I meet a special person who inspired me and in many ways I credit her with the remarkable progress I have had in recovering from my disability. I may never be 100% but I can lead closer to a normal life and certainly a full life.

I am thankful for other friends I have made such as Odette and her family and others that I met through the internet community.

I am thankful both parents are still with us though both are ill with Cancers.

There are things I pray come to pass in the near year. Some I can influence some I must leave in the hands of God.

Tracey said...

I love reading your posts, so intelligent and thought provoking. I am thankful for my family, our health...for what it is, Coffee and our countryside. Please god let me win the lottery this year though!!! xxxxx


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