Another Thanksgiving. And another chance to reflect upon the many blessings bestowed upon us.
Besides the obvious ones (my children, my adorable grand son, my new house, my job, my health, my friends, living in the USA, and the men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line for us everyday), I'd like to list a few other blessings that may otherwise seem to go unnoticed.
I'm thankful for Wawa French Vanilla Cappuccino. It's truly the nectar of the Gods. There aren't many things in this life that can bring you so much happiness for less than a buck fifty.
I'm thankful for my icemaker. It gives me both crushed and cubed, and I never, ever have to fill up trays or wrestle the ice out of them. I can honestly say that my ice maker has improved my relationship with my kids.
I'm happy that I have a big screen TV. It's not really mine, cause I'm renting it, but I love it. Not only is it better to watch all my favorite programs on the larger screen, I can read the listings of upcoming programs without my glasses.
I'm thrilled to have a DVR Recorder. A very nice companion to the big screen TV, I can record all the programs that I don't want to miss, and watch them when there's nothing else on. How convenient is that?
Not a night goes by when I'm not thankful for my ceiling fan. It was quite expensive, but worth every cent. It's quiet, actually controls the temperature of the room, has a light fixture, and it does all this via remote control. It's what every menopausal woman suffering with hot flashes needs!
I'm thankful for my AAA membership. No matter where I go, or even who's car I'm in, if I break down or get a flat tire they are there for me. Last year I had 2 flat tires on separate occasions, in absolutely subzero temperatures. I don't know what I would have done if AAA wasn't there to save me!
I'm thrilled with my Dyson vacuum cleaner. I will never be able to use any other. It really works, and never loses suction. And no matter how many times I break it, they always send me replacement parts for free! And without bags or belts I will always be able to use it whenever I have the urge to vacuum. If only I'd get the urge, it would work even better!
I'm so happy that lady standing outside of Bed, Body and Bath snagged me while I was walking by and slathered some cream called 'Pure Silk' onto my hands. My hands are so soft now, any man that took my hand in his wouldn't want to let go. If only I could find a man...
I'm thankful for MAC Cards, cell phones, gel nails and digital cameras.
But most of all, I'm thankful that I have a place to retreat to, anytime I want, called J-Land. A place where you can listen to the stories from people scattered across the world. You can read all about their latest adventures and even look at the pics. They share their familles, their hopes and their dreams. You quickly find yourself cheering them on, laughing at their antics, and dreading a visit from their mother-in-law right beside them. You share their joys and grieve their losses. They inspire and encourage you.
J-Land reduces the globe into a little neighborhood. The closest friends you may never meet, but are in your heart just the same.