Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Giving Thanks

It's two days after Canadian Thanksgiving. We have turkey yet to be consumed, along with other leftovers from the 'Dinner Party that Shrank', as I've taken to thinking about it. We started with 10, but ended up with 6 people at the table on Sunday night.

We always hear that an attitude of thankfulness should be an ongoing thing - 365 days a year instead of only at the official days demarcated for that purpose. Like so much else that we should do, it is easy to lose thoughts of thankfulness among the noise of daily life.

I am thankful for the blessings that I have in my life, including a wonderful wife, good health, stable employment, a warm home to call my own. I'm not being trite when I mention these either. When single I had times when I despaired of ever finding a partner to share my life with. I'd been terribly sick with pneumonia, been laid off when the economy took a nose-dive, and been sent packing when my lease was discontinued. Each and all of these add stress and strife to a person's life.

I'm also thankful for a friend and partner who tells me that I'm a slacker and should return to my blog. Mrs. Spit can be a firebrand that way! So here begins my work to reinvigorate my little corner of the net. This space will be coming back to life. Thanks for your patience!


Mrs. Spit said...

Hey there, I think I remember your writing. . .

I've sure missed you.

loribeth said...

Nice to hear from you again, Mr. Spit!

livingintherainbow said...

Welcome back. Look forward to hearing from you again.

Ya Chun said...

It's about time!

Have you got the next WoT book pre-ordered yet? Robert Jordan's writing has been keeping me sane these last few months, as I re-read the series.

And it is nice to have a partner in life. These are the sort of things we should be most grateful for!