Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What are you thankful for?

I started this on Twitter the other day...well, it'd be easier just to show you what I wrote there.
Let's see...what am I thankful for? Well, 1st is my family. My wonderful husband, kids, grandkids, momma, sister & everyone...all of y'all ♥

& God & life & love & a beautiful day & the eyes to see it with & my friends & the heart to love them with & my critters & laughter...
And that's as far as I got. Mainly because Wheel of Fortune was coming on, but not really. I just used that as an excuse. Why? Well. Because.

What? I'm not going to get away with that? OK. Here's the truth:

That's as far as I got because I was becoming overwhelmed with emotion. I started thinking about all the beauty I have in my life and how thankful I am for all of it. I could feel it getting ready to burst from my fingertips. And I got scared.

Just what was I scared of, you ask? You sure are asking a lot of me today. I just want you to know that.

I was scared because I realized just how vulnerable I am. And fragile. So close to breaking. So much that little girl that just wanted to be accepted and loved.

That little girl just wanted to be. And this old lady just wants to be.

I want to be accepted for who I am now. For how I am now. Not judged for what mistakes I've made in the past. Not known for some of the stupid things I've said or done (and I've had more than my share of both). What I want to matter is today.

There's an old quote that says "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present." I think Eleanor Roosevelt said it but I could be wrong about that. I just know that that quote is always on my mind.

I can't worry about yesterday. There's nothing I can do to change it. I can't worry about tomorrow. It may never get here for me. All I can do is live for today.

So what am I thankful for? Today. Today and everything and everyone that it holds for me. Just today.

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RJ said...

*SO much! My love sweet woman! I'm thankful for YOU!

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks for commenting at my Wordless Wednesday and thank you for sharing all the persons and things you have to be thankful for! :)

Dan said...

The full quote in one form is:

"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."

and its origins predate Mrs. Roosevelt by many a year. (Some note the earliest written appearance in St. Marher in 1225.) and is thought to arise from a pun on gnomon (the pointer on a sundial)

I remember all this because it came up in the regional trivia contest. How's that for completely useless information?

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