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Happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day!!!

By Dailydoseofmusings @mythoughts4sure
Image and video hosting by TinyPicMy birth certificate says 'Made In America (United States)' but I was transplanted in Canada at an early age, and here I continue to reside.  Being a dual citizen, I have the best of both worlds, especially when it comes to the holidays.
Happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day!!!Celebrating Thanksgiving is no exception.  I am fortunate enough to have celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving last month and will now celebrate the American Thanksgiving with my crew members because I am not able to make the trip home to Sioux Falls, SD to spend it with family.  Plus... there's no harm in celebrating this important holiday twice... as we have plenty to be thankful for.
This is when I ask you, what are you most thankful for? I am thankful for the mess that I have to clean up after my visitors leave because it means that I am surrounded by close friends that feel comfortable enough to make themselves 'at home' at my place. They matter to me!
Believe it or not, I am thankful for the fact that I pay taxes because it at least means that I have a job, a damn good one too!
I am thankful for the fact that my pants are starting to feel a little snug around the waist, it means that I have plenty of food to eat. (Extra thankful for cookies, chocolate milk, cheerios, slurpees, etc.)
Yes, I bitch and whine about my mortgage, never ending yard work, how my windows need constant cleaning (thanks to youngest son) and the fact that I still have yet to clean my gutters but hey... I'm still thankful for all this because it means that I have a roof over my head. A safe home to call my castle.
I am even thankful for that parking space that I always seem to find at the other end of the parking lot, furthest from the mall entrance, because it means that I am capable of walking and I still have my health to do so.
Living in Canada, I am thankful for that outrageous monthly heating bill I get in the winter because it means that I am at least warm.
I am even thankful for all the crying, screaming, demands, etc. my kids constantly throw at me because it means that I can only not hear them, but I am still needed and they know they can depend on me.
As much as I hate doing laundry and expect that this chore alone will drive me to re-marry, I am thankful for my piles of clothes that need washing and drying because it means I have clothes on my back and I won't be arrested for indecency... well not today anyways.
Even though I get overwhelmed at times with my emails, tweets on Twitter, phone calls, text messages... I am thankful for them all because at it means that I am still alive and have people who are thinking of me.
Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings, I thank Thee Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, I thank Thee Lord, that I can see. Many are blind.Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising, I thank Thee Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned and tempers are short, I thank Thee Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced, I thank Thee Lord, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry;Even though the routine of my job often is hard, I thank Thee Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest, I thank Thee Lord, for life.
-- Author Unknown
Happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day!!!
See y'all after you get up from your turkey-induced coma.
Cheers to you and yours.
Happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day!!!

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