So many people get caught up focusing on the eating and the football today that they forget to take a few moments to take stock and give thanks for what we have and for what silver linings we can find. On her show last night, Rachel Maddow reminded me that even amidst economic crisis and whatever political gripes I might have, there can be things to be thankful for — the Bush Administration has only 54 days left; it is finally coming to an end, and no matter how I feel about Obama, at least I can be thankful that his administration will be something different.
On a personal note, I’m thankful I bought my house before the housing bubble burst.
I’m thankful I have a job with healthcare. I’m thankful my new boss is a good guy.
I’m thankful that despite the fact that market caused banks to stop lending to anyone, I managed to get a large loan the day of the first huge market crash that is paying for my new wood pellet furnace that is being installed next week so I won’t have to pay for heating oil anymore even though the cost dropped dramatically.
I’m thankful that my kidneys have stabalized and that I’m relatively healthy for the moment.
I’m thankful that all of my furbabies are healthy and that my puppy is the cutest, loyalest, most entertaining puppy ever.
I’m thankful that Whole Foods prepared my Thanksgiving dinner.
What are you thankful for?