Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanksgiving Day in Canada

Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada
Happy Columbus Day U.S.A.
Here is a list of things we should all be thankful for:
For the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato
Because he is home with me and not out at the bars.
For the wife who says it's Hot Dogs for dinner tonight
Because she is home with me and not out with someone else.
For the teenager who is complaining about doing the dishes
Because it means she is at home, not on the streets.
For the taxes I pay
Because it means I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party
Because it means 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 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 have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill
Because it means I am warm.
For the lady behind me in Church who sings off key
Because it means 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 I am alive.
Bear((( )))


Anonymous said...

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Kay Dennison said...

Happy Thanksgiving,B ear!!!

mrsb said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Darlene said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your list of things to be thankful for shows that your glass is half full.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Is there any particular reason why this day was chosen as Thanksgiving Day?

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanksgiving already! So fast, happy thanksgiving!

smilnsigh said...

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and to yours.

And you posted a very sweet list of things to be thankful for. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci

Mental P Mama said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Wonderfully, true thoughts.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy Thanksgiving and a big thank-you for the thoughts.

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

oh man did that list come at a good time for me----really made the sun come out for me----alot to be thankful for here, good post. (cute lil bears too)

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Sum ov theez ar grayte but Mummy seems to ache and hurt for no reezon, not becos she haz werkt hard but becoz she haz bad bones. An our heatin bills ar very big but we are still cold. Sumtimes Mummy wares her coat indors!

But I kno wat yu ar sayin an it's still good.

Enyway, I wish the Bears in yor foto lookt happyer!!!

goodfather said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Great list. I'm thankful for Canada as a place to go when Americans all become refugees in their own country.

Daryl said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!


Smart Mouth Broad said...

Amen! Happy Thanksgiving, Bear!

Sandy Kessler said...

I love Thanksgiving. I'm grateful everyday but this day is special.. Dr. this week??

Sandy Kessler said...

I love Thanksgiving. I'm grateful everyday but this day is special.. Dr. this week??

JeanMac said...

Thanks for this great list - and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.I'm also thankful for your support.

Golden To Silver Val said...

I hope yours was a wonderful one with family gathered around, Bear. This poem is wonderful and I have been meaning to redo it and frame it for the wall. Thank you for posting it as now I have the chance to do that. Big hugs, dear bear friend. xxoo

Baino said...

There's much to be thankful for Bear ..too often we focus on the negative but the little things do count! Happy Columbus day . . although I'm not sure what that means for the indigenous people of America? I assume it's the anniversary of Columbus landing in America? A bit like our Australia day which is a bittersweet celebration of colonisation and the end of the Aboriginal nation .. .

Wendy said...

What a wonderful way of looking at the world! Thank you for that list. I just love it.
Oh, and I also love your pilgrim bears - they're sooooo cute!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

peppylady said...

Happy Thanksgiving and you have a great look on life.

Coffee is on

Midlife Slices said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bear. I had no idea and would have eaten an entire pie in your honor if I'd known sooner. :)

photowannabe said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving and showing us how to turn negatives into positive thankful things. I really appreciate this post.

TSannie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!


sablonneuse said...

I guess that's known as counting your blessings. Well said.