Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Thankfulness.  This year my thankfulness is closer to home than in past years.  I am very thankful for my husband, my children, my Mom, my sister, and all of my dear friends.  I am thankful for being relatively healthy. I am thankful for my sweet dog that loves me more unconditionally than any one person in the world.  When I walk through the door, she dances on her hind legs until I give her some loving.  She is understanding that I have bags in my hands and keeps dancing until I have my hands free.  

I am not thankful for our politicians that can't see past themselves. I am not thankful that we are still in two countries, fighting. I am not thankful for 3D movies.  I am not thankful for the bastardization of the English language. I am not thankful for the thinly cloaked racism. I am not thankful for ignorant people. I am not thankful for all the unrest and sadness in the world. 

So this year, I am going to focus on all the good in my immediate vicinity.  Pull the goodness a little bit closer, a little bit tighter.  Cherish the moments with loved ones. Live in the moment. Take a private moment and count your blessings instead of sheep. Hug the people you love a little bit longer. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sidebars:  JR Martinez won Dancing With the Stars.  It was the perfect ending to the season and especially for the week of Thanksgiving.  How could you not root for a talented, likable, Iraqi war veteran?  He absolutely deserved to win over Rob Kardashian.  Though, Rob Kardashian really did great and hopefully evolved out of being his sisters' punching bag.  
Justin Bieber live on The Today Show. Biggest crowd ever.  Why, oh why, does Justin Bieber have to wear his pants below his butt?  It isn't a good look and today he kept pulling his sweater down, so what's the point?  He has to replace his stylist, whomever that may be.  His outfit escorting Selena Gomez to the AMA's looked like it came out of Carson Kressley's closet.  For all the money he earns....
On a more personal note, the woman that I learned more about singing and voice than any other, Muriel Brown Older, died.  I started taking lessons with her when I was 16, as soon as I could drive myself.  I have carried her words of wisdom and kindness in my heart for all these years.  Wherever Muriel is, she is singing up a storm to her beloved Vern.  
Again, H-A-P-P-Y T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N G!!!!!!!!!

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1 comment:

  1. beautiful post. love you and am grateful for you as well.