Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving

I am really blessed in the fact that I woke up this morning. With all the funerals we attended, it's been hard to take that for granted this year. I am blessed because my wife is still here with me, and still seems to care what happens to me. That's a big one too. I am working hard on trying to convert my thinking to appreciating that I got to spend so much time with Jake and with Holmes. Jake was my nephew and Holmes was my cat. They both died untimely deaths this year. The cat food manufacturer agreed with us about Holmes' death and sent us a check for her vet and food bills plus money to replace her. But I digress, I am really trying to convert my thoughts to ones of smiles thinking about the good times with each one, taking Jake to his first professional baseball game, bringing Holmes and her sister Watson home the first time.

I am blessed by the people who visit here and say some of the nicest things. I am blessed by the people that I have met in real life. they all know who they are, and how much I like them. My big wish is that we're all here, and even more of us, next year, for an even better Thanksgiving, and that even more of us have met, and become closer friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to all, wherever you are!

18 comments:

Nosjunkie said...

shame hunny I am sorry about your nephew and your cat and I am disgusted that they are sneding you money to replace your pet.

anyway I heard something a while ago that I am prompted to regurgitate at this moment even though it has no bearing on the situation at all

"be kind because everybody you meat is surely fighting a great battle"

Szarek(Will) said...

Sorry about your cat and nephew...Im sure they will be missed...

Enjoy the thanks giving and hope you can continue on the happy thoughts

AmyTree said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too... (I'm cooking tonight, so it still counts!)
A.x

Glamourpuss said...

Gratitude is the key to abundance, some say. Let's hope so. Happy Thanksgiving, Monty.

Puss

Mrs4444 said...

Death, no matter whose life it takes, is profound to everyone connected. It also makes you appreciate Life; it's a beautiful thing :)

Alison said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

M@ said...

Monty,

Thanks for the call (I was driving). Happy Thanksgiving!

Crankster said...

Just as you don't blame a cat for giving you a dead mouse, you shouldn't blame a company for giving you money. It's the only way they know how to express affection.

Speaking of which, thank you for bringing so much friendship to my life this year. You are definitely someone for whom I'm thankful.

notfearingchange said...

Happy thanksgiving.

*hugs*

nfc

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I second your wish that all of us are here next year, sending smiles and warmth to one another in the only way we can.

Thank you for speaking for so many of us, Monty, and for all the Jakes and Holmes who have left us too soon.

Echomouse said...

I'm thankful I met you via blogging :) Thank you for being you. {Hug}

constant_drama said...

Just got linked here somehow but sorry to hear about your nephew and cat. These things, it take time to deal with.

Odat said...

And I'm thankful for you, my blogging buddie!!!
;-)
Peace

WNG said...

:)

Lee said...

Gratitude is the nicest we can give ourselves, no? Thanks for reminding me of that.

The CEO said...

Thanksgiving Day was the day I had off. We are working a lot trying to get things moving. But I have to admit, y'all are a great cause 'celebrate and a wonderful reason to blog. Thank you all so much!

Open Grove Claudia said...

You've had so much change. I admire your courage for walking through it. You inspire us through your journey. Thank you for sharing!

You are a blessing.

My Reflecting Pool said...

What a thankful and nice inspiring post.