11.24.2010

Happy Thanksgiving


As I got all grumpy because of some plastic hinges popping on the front of the Chrysler 300 causing the front grill to drop three inches today, it dawned on me that if that's the worst thing that happens this year/this week/or day, I might just want to give thanks for that.

While jogging in Arkansas last month, I looked up to see an obvious cancer patient, who couldn't have been out of his teens, hug someone in a driveway as he walked them out to the car.   Earlier this week, while doing an unusual jog while school buses are coming and going, I saw a caring bus driver assist a wheelchair bound student, who also wore protective headgear, into a specially equipped bus. I sometimes feel wrong when the tragedies of others remind me of all that I have to be thankful for, but sometimes I need a good slap in the face to remind me. And for that, I'm thankful.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you also.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bubear, would you please pass me the mashed potatoes? They are goooooood.

Double Fake Cousin Eddie

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I love this photo you use (remember it from last year too). Funny how those old photos can reach into us and bring back feelings of thankfullness and serenity. I can see how this photo does that for you. I'm sure many, many family dinners were held at that table, many great and happy conversations.... I don't know if you still have your parents, Barry. But I can tell you, this table, pictured here, is much like my parents' tables' presentation for many years. So many wonderful family get togethers with an abundance of food, fun, laughter and completeness in life. Now, that table sits in an empty house. My folks are no longer there, one deceased, the other in "the" home and unable to join us due to the debilitating illness that takes her more and more from us each day.
I hope people will stop and reflect, let loose of our political arguments, our worries about money and bills, and just reflect on what goodness has been or is still in their life. God is good, all the time. Our trials and tribulations are just a part of life here on this earth. Who knows how they will make us better in the beyond. Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Be blessed and happy!

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Barry. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

To 8:31 PM, couldn't have said it any better! Have a blessed Thanksgiving to all out there! Stay warm ...............

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that J. Luttrull was able to turn the tide and keep Haney and the turf boys from gitting turf in Decatur. well done!

Anonymous said...

8:31, Stop being such a windbag and telling other people how they should enjoy their Thanksgiving and just enjoy yours.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Barry and all. Thank you 8:31 for the beautiful words. I remember many thanksgivings with all my family members present. Today it is just the two of us; but, we are thankful and have had a blessed life.

Anonymous said...

10:23, would like to wish you a happy thanksgiving, but feel more inclined to tell you to shove it, imbocile!!