August 20, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s that time of year when we give thanks for all the blessings heaped upon us in the past and reflect upon that which we wish for the future.

First, let us give thanks.

  • We are thankful that we have been productive enough to be able to feed our dogs on time (or close to it) so they have not turned upon us and ripped our throats out in retaliation for an empty food dish.
  • We are thankful that none of our friends have demanded photographic proof of the existence of “the big one that got away.”
  • We are thankful that our boss has not been able to catch us in the act of playing solitaire on our office computer.
  • We are thankful that we never bought Firestone tires.
  • We are thankful that the possum stew we brought to the church supper was accepted as the “Exotic Polynesian Melange” we claimed it to be.
  • We are thankful that we were able to find a clean tee shirt to wear to our sister’s wedding.
  • We are thankful that the bald tire on the left rear wheel didn’t blow out while the sheriff was trying to catch us to check out the pure mountain spring water we were delivering to a friend.
  • We are thankful that the Christmas tree we threw off the balcony of grandma’s high-rise apartment (after having had a bit too much eggnog) didn’t hit anybody when it landed 17 stories below.
  • We are thankful that we didn’t step on any unsound branches while retrieving our daughter’s wayward kite from the big tree in the back yard.
  • We are thankful that, while walking through the woods, we didn’t meet the father of the creature that made our snake skin boots possible.
  • We are thankful that our wives accused someone else of eating the fancy little sandwiches in the refrigerator the afternoon before her woman’s club meeting.
  • We are thankful that the rabbit lived.
  • We are thankful that the kids didn’t discover who took all the Snickers bars out of the trick-or-treat bag.
  • We are thankful that the safety guard on the table saw worked.
  • We are thankful that we were able to make it to the rest stop on the interstate.
  • We are thankful that the check didn’t clear the bank before we could make a deposit.
  • We are thankful that one of our favorite restaurants hasn’t reduced the thickness of the pork chops or the meringue on their pies.
  • We are thankful that none of the kids moved back in this year.
  • We are thankful that we have the world’s best barbecue.
  • We are thankful we saw the skunk in time.

We are thankful that the kids we meet are so curious, eager and interested in the world around them.

Now, what about wishes for the future? This is going to require some careful thought.

How about…?? No. How about…. No, not that. Maybe? Now, that’s silly.

Well, guess what? Our thankful list shows we’ve done pretty well so far. Why complicate things? Let’s just leave it at this: A great big thanks to the Lord for taking such good care of us.

Happy Thanksgiving.

See ya around.

BUCK

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