Thursday, December 4, 2008

thankful past Thanksgiving?

Lately I have been in one of those disgustingly happy moods where even if a rouge lighting bolt struck my car and fried it to little charred pieces I would be able to shrug it off and go on about my day. I guess it doesn't help that my car is a 1996 and recently hit 160K miles and has a chunk cut out of the grill because my hood stopped opening and the leather is starting to tear on my seat from not being conditioned enough (oops) and I have totally been eyeing a Nissan Murano and this would give me the push that I need to get rid of the oldie and get a sleek new car.

Let me re-phrase that. ...a sleek new-to-me car. I am not a new car buyer. I am a slightly used car buyer. I would rather save the couple thousand dollars that the car depreciates as soon as you purchase it and put it towards things I actually need.
Like tequila and pole dancing lessons.

Total necessities.

Even though I found out that Jeff is NOT getting me a new car for Christmas (ass) I have many, many reasons to be joyous in my daily life.

A car would make it much better though.

I have a warm house to go home to. Loving and caring people at home that are joyous to spend my time with. Plenty of food to eat, in fact too much as I see the scale decided to move me up 5 pounds. Turns out that it isn't the dryer.

I received this email from my uncle, I know that it has been going around, I even heard Paul Harvey reading it to me today - so it must be cool, right? Nothing is cooler than Paul Harvey.
The email is touching and reminds you to be thankful for the good and the bad things in your life. Yes it was a little corny and eh, but it has a great message.
Remember how blessed your life is.
Mine is truly a blessed life, even without a new-to-me car.

I Am Thankful...
* For the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets.
* For the taxes I pay, because it means that I am employed.
* For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends. * For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat.
* For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am out in the sunshine.
* For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
* For all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means that we have freedom of speech.
* For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking, and that I have been blessed with transportation.
* For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
* For the lady behind me in my place of worship when she sings off key, because it means that I can hear.
* For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.
* For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.
* For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive
* For too much e-mail, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Good message. ;-) And hopefully you'll get your new-to-you car soon!