Thanksgiving and Stuff

by chestin on November 26, 2010

So it’s the day after Thanksgiving and there isn’t a whole lot going on.  Half of Wednesday was spent prepping food for the Turkey Day feast, yesterday was spent traveling to and feasting with Sharon’s family up in Winston-Salem NC, and we’d hoped to get all the leaves racked up today, but since it’s drizzly outside that’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

As a result, it’s looking like a pretty lazy day, which actually isn’t a bad thing.  We haven’t had one of those in a while.

One advantage of a day like today though is that it gives me a chance to sit back and reflect on a lot things, especially those things I’m thankful for.  And not that this is a complete list, but these are just a few of the things I’m thankful for:

  • My wonderful wife that works hard and puts up with me and all my faults.
  • My kids that keep me young and keep life interesting.
  • My relationship with my Heavenly Father and for all his patients wit my shortcomings and weaknesses.
  • My Savior Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice on my behalf.
  • My parents for all the things they’ve talk me, given me, and put up with over the years.
  • My in-laws for raising a strong, independent, and faithful daughter.
  • This great country which we live in and for the freedoms we enjoy ( at least for now).
  • All the men and women of the armed services who make great sacrifices so my family and I can enjoy the freedoms and blessings of this great country.
  • The opportunity I have to follow my dream and build my own business.  Plus, a family that is willing to go along for the roller-coaster ride.
  • All of my wonderful clients that have put their trust in me and my abilities to help them grow.
  • The great outdoors and the beauty it has to offer.
  • Good friends that make life a whole lot easier and more enjoyable.
  • Tuesday night flag football which helps me stay young.  Thankful for my team too which allows the ‘old guy’ to run with them!
  • DVR which allows me to watch my favorite shows on my schedule.
  • Netflix and their streaming movies. Nothing beats being able to ‘shop’ for movies at the movie store from the couch.
  • Sleeping in on Saturday mornings.
  • Yeast rolls, and not just on Thanksgiving.  Any day of the year is good!
  • PW’s ice cream shop.  It’s a little joint around the corner from our house that makes THE BEST homemade ice cream, sundaes and shakes.
  • My South Carolina Gamecocks FINALLY making it to the SEC Championship game.  Now if they can just go out and beat Auburn I’ll have even more to be thankful for!
  • Next NFL season because this season is pretty much over for my Carolina Panthers.  I guess I could be thankful they’ll be getting the 1st pick in the draft, but that remains to be seen.
  • Facebook and the connections it’s allowed me to make with family and old friends I thought I’d never see again.
  • My Droid Incredible phone which allows me to check my fantasy football team stats anywhere, anytime.
  • My iPad which lets me take a whole bookshelf worth of books and videos to read or watch anytime, anywhere.
  • A lazy day like today that allows me to think and reflect upon all the many, MANY blessings I have in my life.

So, what’re you thankful for?

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