Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanks


Yesterday was the rant today a list of some of the things I am grateful for

I give thanks for:

the love of my children; how much I love them and the love I get from them.

the love of my wife; how much I love her and the love she returns to me.

all the people I can call friend.

the good fortune that has smiled upon me and my family.

my extended family; we have crazies and I love them anyway.

the overall health of all those in my life.

being born an American. I love this country and I think I understand how special this place is.

those that have given of themselves to preserve this country.

the talents that have been bestowed upon me.

the great turkey dinner I had today and the great turkey sandwiches I will surely eat tomorrow.

realizing my love for music. It is icing on the cake for me.

having the fortitude (read lack of brains!) that pushed me to start my own business 20 years ago. We have run our business how we wanted to run it and have developed a reputation in our business second to none.

my wonderful staff. They are my other family and I love them for all that they have done for me.

being blessed with a sense of humor and being an optimist most of the time.

I will end this as I did last year by imploring my readers to resolve to do something charitable on a regular basis. It is our responsibility to help those who need help. Not for what you expect to receive in return but because it's the right thing to do.
To all my friends and loved ones, I love you more.

1 comment:

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Great list! I believe that if everyone gave to those less fortunate (in one way or another - with time or money or talents) the world would not only be a better place because of the help given but because of the gift we that give receive. I doubt that made sense but you probably get it.

Nutshell: It feels better to give then receive, but both feel good.

I noticed your world vision widget. My WV child recently grew out of the program and I have a new child, the first girl I have had. She lives in one of the Hope Villages.