Thank You Very Much!

Published November 21, 2012 by Maryanne

Me, with my 18-year-old, Billy, he’s one of my greatest blessings!

So much to be Thankful for, not just on Thanksgiving, but every day.

But Thanksgiving is a special day, featuring the word “THANKS” so all of our positive vibrations are working together, chanting, THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!

CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE?

I am thankful for so many things in my life — the big things — the little things — the medium things. So I will begin this magical list and let the all the goodness in my heart just flow out to share with all of you!

My Magical List of Thanksgiving Blessings!

I am ever so thankful for my husband, Dennis, the coolest, smartest, funniest guy in the world and my best friend for life. Thanks to his true love, I am constantly growing to be the best person I can be. Each day is a magical adventure. I LOVE US! I adore you, Dennis! Thank you for making me your wife! I will never let you down! xoxo

I am very thankful for my blessed fur babies, Billy (18) and Derick (16). My teenage boys. They are such a special part of my life. They give me so much joy each and every day. We have all been through so much together. My little hearts!

I am thankful for my immediate family, Mom, Kim and Matthew, other family members I am close to,  all my in-laws and their significant others, their families, their children and their pets. All who are alive and well and in my life, as well as those who have passed on and always remain in my heart. I love each and every one of you, in a very special way that is meant just for YOU!

I am thankful for my late, beloved Grandma, who always showed me unconditional love. Did we fight? Hell, yeah! We got downright mean and dirty sometimes. But both of us, in true LEO fashion, we were quick to forgive and forget. I love you, Grandma! Please come visit me in a dream, real soon!

I am thankful for my best girlfriends, Gina and Darlene and my best guy friends, Ed and Todd. All of you are the FAB FOUR!  I don’t know what I’d do without any of you. Please know how special you are to me and how loved you really are!

And for every other friend (past, present, future, alive and deceased) who comes and goes in my life when things are meant to be. You are all like little rubies making up one big diamond. Thank you for touching my life!

I am thankful for my business, Pear Tree Enterprises (www.peartreeenterprises.com), and for all the wonderful clients I have that give me the opportunity to prosper doing all the things I love best and making the most of my talents. For this I am happy every day, whether it’s a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Friday. For this, waking up each morning is a blessing!

I am thankful for my health. And the opportunities to have some control over my health. I am thankful for raw foods. I am thankful for vegetarian food. And I am thankful to everyone who has made an effort to serve me vegetarian food, and to those I’ve inspired to eat a few vegetarian meals! I am thankful for exercise: yoga, kick boxing, Pilates, light weights, low impact aerobics, swimming, bike riding, walking, power walking, dancing, etc. All the wonderful ways to move my body and keep it healthy as possible!

I am thankful for my creativity.

I am thankful for my open-mindedness.

I am thankful for my good heart.

I am thankful for my dynamic personality.

I am thankful for middle-age! There is truly a wisdom and peace that comes with age that younger people don’t have. I love it and embrace it constantly!

I am thankful for all the beautiful animals I see every day: dogs on the street, birds, deer, rabbits, squirrels … all these babies will never know how much they make me smile. And for little Fawn, my Mom’s beloved Chihuahua who died earlier this year. She was the best and made our family very happy! Bless her little heart and soul. We were so lucky to have her in our lives for 15 years.

I am thankful for BLOGGING! I started this blog as a positive way to document my life. And ended up meeting so many talented writers — I am just blown away! I read as many blogs as I can each day. It’s my only internet livelihood. And not only are all of you talented writers, some of you have become internet friends that I care about because you care about me! Some say it’s just a computer, but there are human beings typing behind these computers, pouring their hearts out each day, sharing their lives, pictures, thoughts, ideas and creativity. God Bless all of you! You all make me very happy!

I am thankful for MUSIC! I love music so much, I married a musician! I love having music playing in the house as much as possible. All kinds of music: punk, new wave, country, rock, hard rock, classic rock, 1970s AM gold hits, alternative, easy listening … there is not much that I don’t like. I am thankful for radio stations, CDs, vinyl, Sirius radio, all the musicians I love that are still alive to perform, all the ones I saw before they passed on, and all the ones I DIDN’T get to see! Thank you to every song that has moved me! Thank you to all the bands in my record collection.

I am thankful that this is all just the tip of the iceberg and I can go on and on forever with all the things I am thankful for.

But I will stop here, just short of 1000 words, and wish all of you and the special people and animals in your life:

A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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21 comments on “Thank You Very Much!

  • I loVe this sOoo much!!..I am thAnkful for youUuuuu! It is like a fAr more eloquent awAre verzion of the koncept the prAyers my fAther tAught us to sAy every nite!!.. My brother would be rhAnkful for the iCe creAm mAn!!!. I still do this eVerydAy.. But never in worDs as precise peRrrfekt as yourS!!xxxxxx★☛✺✶✼❣❤✲✭♬✄

    Sent from my iPhone !!!~(*v*)~>^:^<!!! ƸӜƷ*~* ☾~✼* ✼~☀✼♩ ♫_❤*★

    • And I’m so thankful for you too, Shaolin!! xoxoox Thanks for your kind words, as always. I love that your brother was thankful for the ice cream man — that is so cute!! And don’t sell yourself short, your words mean more than you’ll ever realize! I LOVE YOU!

  • What an exceptional blog! I have to agree with Todd, once again, that this is the best Thanksgiving message EVER! Thank you for counting me as one of your besties! You are my best friend also and I love you!

    I am always amazed that some people find it so hard to come up with things they are grateful for…..the list is truly endless.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dennis, Derrick, Billy and your family.

    Hope to see you soon! : )

  • Thank you for the heartfelt post and it got me a’pondering. I wonder if we can be equally thankful for the adversity we face in our lives. How often do we hear folks say such and such a tragedy made me the person I am today?

    • Yeah, I do feel equally thankful for the adversity, while not at the time I’m going through it, but afterward I realize it made me a better person. Like my cancer scares, deciding to leave a long-term cushy job because I no longer wanted to deal with age-ism (which inspired me to start my own business!), and a minor car accident that happened two years ago (not my fault, but it taught me not to take on too many projects at once and relax more) … the list can go on and on … perhaps this can be a book for me!

      • Have you tried acupuncture for your daughter? My husband was allergic to cats too but acupuncture got rid of his allergies. These babies have been in my life a long time. I’ve had them since they were kittens, now they are 16 and 18 — it’s like having teenage sons! :)

      • No I haven’t. I have tried it for other ailments but it’s funny how no one suggested it to me before. That is something to look into for sure, thank you for your suggestion. I wish I had cats, lots of them. My daughter loves animals. Your cats are my daughters ago, well almost. She’ll be 19 in a week :)

      • Your daughter is 19?! You look like you’re in your early 20s. God Bless, you are definitely doing something right. I was telling my husband yesterday, “Aww, this young girl on WordPress thinks Billy Cat is cute.” :)

        But, yeah, we’re big animal lovers too in this household. All day long my husband and I email each other cute animal pictures :)

      • She will be on the 16th :) I had her when I was 19. I know it was very young but things happen as they happen :) Thank you for thinking I was in my 20′s, It made my day! I actually do feel younger than I am though, maybe it’s because of the way I think about things in general. My boyfriend and I love animals as well and he grew up with a house full of cats and dogs. People that don’t like animals make me wonder about their mental health lol How can anyone not like animals? Thank you for sharing your precious babies. Each time I see them they make me smile.
        Have an amazing day!
        Éva :)

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