I am tremendously blessed and thankful for so many things.  I have a good life, and I love everything (well, almost everything) about it.  It occurred to me that there is a list of things that the average person is thankful for.  After weeks of Facebook lists, you have seen this list repeated over and over by your average friends.  I thought I would give you my non-average list of things to appreciate.  These are some random thoughts I had of things I am thankful for:

I am thankful that I can’t read the minds of others.  Think about all that noise!  With as much as people talk, can you imagine what’s going on in their brains?  Frankly, people drive me crazy most of the time.  The last thing I want is to hear them thinking too.

On the flip side, I am thankful that other people can’t read my mind.  Many times, I am not thinking nice things.  There are times I am stabbing my eyeball out with a pencil when someone is talking to me.  Other times, I am making my grocery list.  I would really have to behave myself if people could tell what was going on in my head.

I am thankful for turtles.  They bring me joy.  I don’t know why, but they do.

I am thankful for bras.  That’s a weird thing to be thankful for, but if I didn’t have to wear a bra, I would never know the relief of releasing the hooks at the end of the day.  Besides that, there are some women out there who really need to wear them in the interest of public safety.  (You know who you are, so I won’t name names.)

I am thankful for mystery shopping.  If I hadn’t been brave enough to answer an ad almost 20 years ago, I would have never tasted the food at the nicest steak house in Tampa (since I would never go there if I had to pay for it!).  I’m pretty sure my life would not be complete without a coffee crusted filet mignon.  And the bread…don’t get me started on the bread. (Maybe I shouldn’t blog when I’m hungry.)

I am thankful for floss.  (Not the underwear variety – no woman is thankful for that.)  I can’t stand the feeling of food stuck between my teeth, and I’m glad someone thought of the idea of string to get it out.

I am thankful my dog can’t talk.  He is by my side all the time.  If he talked, I would never get a moment’s peace.

I am thankful for my sense of humor.  Some people seem like they don’t have one.  I can’t imagine living life so seriously.  If I couldn’t laugh at my mess ups, I would go crazy.  My life is full of mess ups.

I am thankful for comfortable socks.  Those of you who have sensory issues probably understand this totally.  The rest of you just think I’m just weird.  The truth is, I have socks that I refer to as, “the angry socks.”  They stay in my drawer most of the time, but when I wear them, they make me angry.  Why do I still have them?  On days when the laundry has not been done, they are my spare pair.  However, every time I wear them, I am angry for the day.  They just don’t feel right, and they make me mad.

I am thankful for fat.  I know, I know.  You find that hard to believe, but it’s true.  While I would like to get rid of some of this fat, it does have its benefits.  Fat fills in wrinkles.  If I lost weight, my face would probably look like an elephant's butt!

So on that note, I will go prepare food for tomorrow so I can add to my wrinkle-reducer.  I hope you all have a very merry Thanksgiving and a joyous Black Friday!   -Al



01/29/2017 11:15pm

Its not easy to accept the comments and views of the people. I think everyone has their own choice and views. I hope you had a good day.


May it be big or small blessing to us, we should always learn how to be thankful every time we receive something. I am glad that there's so many things you are thankful at. Well, this world is kind enough to bless us all in so many ways, right? Some can't just be seen, but God is giving you something that you deserve. Just like you, I am thankful to God for giving me and my family a good and healthy life. That's what matters the most for me!


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