It probably won't come as a surprise that I'm on the Employee committee that plans all of the "social" events. This isn't something that I actually volunteered to do, but I have that slight aversion to saying "NO" when somebody asks me to do something, so it is what it is. We had our Thanksgiving lunch on Monday and we asked people to send us an email with things they are thankful for. A powerpoint was created with all of the submissions - and before you get all, "How cheesy!" - it was actually really nice. I decided that it was a given that I am thankful for my family and friends. (Love ya!) So I went with the trusty old e-mail chain favorite. This was my submission:
Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have enough to eat.
Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party, because it means you have been surrounded by friends.
Be thankful for the taxes you pay, because it means you're employed.
Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing, because it means you have a home.
Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you are warm.
Be thankful for the laundry, because it means you have clothes to wear.
Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means you can walk.
Be thankful for the lady who sings off-key behind you in church, because it means you can hear.
Be thankful when people complain about the government, because it means we have freedom of speech.
Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means you're alive.
~ Taken from Ann Landers’ column
So, as my favorite blog Cake Wrecks reminds us:
"But only one. Times are tough these days." Ha!
Hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving!