Thursday, November 24, 2011

Things to be Thankful For

  • An old car with the good manners to break down within coasting distance of my own driveway, on the night before a day off.
  • A mother out of state for the winter who is willing to lend me hers.
  • A sister coming to Thanksgiving dinner to drive me from the broken down car to the running car.

Seriously, as far as inconveniences go, this one was coordinated like a ballet.

Then there’s all the other usual stuff we take for granted: a roof over our heads (that only leaks when it rains really hard), a job where I get to work with lots of kind and genuine people, food for  the table, a wife who is not only willing but happy to cook it, family to share it with, good health, and of course, also, eggnog.

And whiskey.

I work with a woman who’s mother used to punish her, when she complained too much, by sending her into the corner to count her blessings. I do tend to grumble a lot. (That’s why you’re all here, isn’t it?) But this seems like as good a day as any to take her mother’s advice and reflect on the stuff that’s going right.

So, I’ll be over here in the corner.

With my eggnog.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! You do have much to be thankful for, as do I, now that I think on it. (:

  2. Good post. Happy [belated] Thanksgiving.