Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On Being Thankful

Sheesh!! That camel toe business was fun.

Look at this picture Shawn (Chasing Immortality One Mile at a Time) sent me all the way from Canada. Those Canadians are thinking, what the hell is a sewer, eh?.

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Where’s your sticker? Send me a picture and I’ll post it.

You guys really came through! Thanks for all of the great song suggestions. You might want to buy stock in iTunes because I’m going to be spending a small fortune over there.

Gratitude. Giving. Being Thankful.

Okay. I’m crude. Offensive even. But, I do have a heart and I feel things very deeply. So much so that I tear up several times a day as I realize the gifts I’ve been given. And I don’t mean the gift of pooping. I’m on the rag today, so this post might be kind of emotional. I’ll try to throw in a f-bomb or erection reference every now and again to keep it balanced.

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Not a day goes by when I don’t count my blessings. I have never before in my life had so much to lose. And, so much to cherish.

These guys. My body might have held them for nine months, but they are very much their own people. Watching them become more of who they are is an honor:

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Ken who is always there. Who will always be there. My rock. The love of my life.

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My parents. My dad – funny (if you think I’m funny, you should meet me dad), caring, thoughtful. My mom – loving, considerate, strong. We’ve had some scares with my dad – heart attacks, lung disease. But, he’s still here and healthy and I don’t take that for granted.

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My girlfriends (you know who you are). My brother and his family. My in laws. My sister in law and her family. My aunts and uncles. My grandfather. My dog. My neighbors. You all.

(dildo)

I am almost 44 years old and I have never had a devastating loss in my life (Dogs, yes. People, no). I know it is coming. I am terrified of the grief. I am terrified of the unknown.

I can’t live in a place of fear about the future. So, I live in a place of gratitude about the present.

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Sunrises. Hot coffee. Views of the Rockies from my window. A good book, a warm blanket and  a cup of tea in the afternoon. Spell check.  Christmas music. Scented candles. Hot baths. Advent calendars with chocolate. Compliments. Crock pots. Kindness of strangers. Running (not in the water). Potty talk. Things to look forward to. Falling snow. Flash mobs. Grandma Ball’s stuffing.

You value what you notice. I try to notice the little stuff every day.

(penis)

Thanksgiving reminds us to give thanks. It is a reminder of something we should do all day every day.

What are you grateful for today?

My heart swells,

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And, if you haven’t watched this bit of holiday spirit, you should. This is all about unity and togetherness.  Reminding us we are much more alike than different. (My wish for myself is to one day be part of a flash mob. We should do a blogger one in Boston. I’m not kidding. Who’s in?):

38 comments:

  1. I am sending you a picture of my SUAR sticker on my car. Your kids are adorable and I loved the picture from your wedding! Hot baths....yes! Love the video.
    I am thankful for Billy, my job, my fam, best friends, tv, exercise, hugs and of course delicious food! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. hahahaha flash mobs never get old for me. I'm in!

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  3. oh my word. that flash mob video gave me the chills more than once. Love it. Thankful for my family and chilly holiday weather today! Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  4. I loved this post! Happy Thanksgiving Beth!! I have so much to be thankful for that there's no way I can fit it in a comment!

    Oh...I got my sticker in the mail today..yay! And, I'll be mailing out the CD this weekend! :)

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  5. I'm on day 24 of my 30 days of thanks project. I need more than 30 days to be thankful for all the blessings! We have been blessed. But I'd really be blessed if my legs were as lean as yours! woot!

    SUAR, hope you can join my thanksgiving day blog hop since you posted this already. You can check out my blog to see how to link up. puhleez. hehe! Happy Thanksgiving! =)

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  6. That's an awesome looking car that guy has!!!!....great Vid and you do have lots to be thankful for...enjoy the bird tomorrow and thanx again for the shout and the sticker

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  7. When it all comes down to it none of us are ever thankful for our material possessions. It's always the people in our lives>

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  8. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! :) :) :)

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  9. I saw another one of those clips just a couple of days ago put on my Random Acts of Culture. It was staged at a HUGE Macy's in ... Philadelphia, I think?

    So awesome. Makes me tear up and gives me chills!

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  10. Yep, it was Philadelphia.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_RHnQ-jgU

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  11. What a cool video! Yep- lots to be thankful and you've got quite a wonderful list. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this wonderful video. I have been very blessed that I would also love to extend my gratitude to my family. Just like you, my father had a stroke in Calabasas; physical therapy has been one of the ways for him to recover. I was so terrified that his stroke occurred in the Christmas of 2007. My mom was crying and so as my sister. I'm just happy that we never lose hope. Thank you to the prayers and to the good doctor who takes care of my father's physical therapy. Woodland Hills is where we are to celebrate Christmas; I hope we can have good memories here.

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  13. Awesome video. Ive always thought those random outbursts were so cool.

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  14. I was too emotional to get through your entire post. It's good to give thanks. Have a nice holiday.

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  15. Love the pics and the (subliminals!!!!) lol!! Hood to Coast huh? I would love to participate in that relay--You going to see the movie 1-11-11?!!!

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  16. I am thankful for having the pleasure of walking my daughter to school in the mornings.

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  17. Great post :) I'm thankful for awesome people like you who inspire and entertain me. A great combination. I'm so jealous of Hood To Coast. It's a huge dream of mine.

    I think I was one of the first for a sticker??? When/if I get one I will definitely send a pic.

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  18. Got my sticker in the mail this past week. There WILL be a post on my blog of me deciding where to put it before the weekend is out :)

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  19. Awesome. Truly awesome.

    Thanks for the parenthetical references scattered about, too. You almost made me forget who I was reading until I saw those!

    I'd love one of your stickers, too - how do I go about getting one? I start training for my first ever 5K next week and it will be a great inspiration!

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  20. LOVE that video! You DO have so much to be thankful for, you cougar you!! BTW-note to self-NEVER read new SUAR posts when you are at work SNEAKING on the internet. My God, I spit all over the computer screen. Hilarious! Thankyou for the most awesome sticker. I will have to send a pic! Great Post! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  21. OK-I spit all over the screen referring to the LAST post. This one, no spit....

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  22. Great post, as usual, and spectacular video. By far the most impressive flash mob I've seen. Truly awesome.

    Hope you have a great turkey day.

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  23. Only here would I read the words "queef" and "thankful" on the same page (well, here and many other sites that I'll never visit...). ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  24. "I try to notice the little stuff every day.

    (penis)"

    If I were Ken, I'd have a bone to pick with you right about now!

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  25. Very nice. As a sports geek, I was intrigued by the pic of you and hubby at the ball game. I have no idea where you live. But, it looks like the fans were staying away in droves that night, eh? Neat video!

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  26. tears running down my cheeks. I can't stop. That was AMAZING! I've never seen something like that.

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  27. Your blog is ridiculously entertaining!! First, your thankful list littered with inappropriate phrases, loving and funny! Second, the link to the flash mob video, thoughtful and inspiring. Finally, the camel toe video, hysterical! I am grateful for your blog!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  28. Fitmacdaddy - I wondered if anyone would pick up on that. I actually didn't do it on purpose, but when I realized it I left it. Leave it to you to notice the details!

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  29. WOOHOO GOOO CANADA!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  30. Happy Thanksgiving, Beth!! I'm thankful for having met you and you bribing me with a free running skirt to help you with that damn Skirt Chaser race. :) Ahhhh, I'd do it again in a heartbeat if you were there by my side to bitch and complain to. Have a great Thankgiving - hopefully come January, we can run some SLOW miles together. Plan???

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  31. Hahahahahaha - this is hilarious! Nice post. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  32. Did someone just call you a cougar?

    Happy Thanksgiving. I've always known that you feel deeply...more deeply than most despite your "interests" in al things OFF COLOR( :) ), as my mom would say. Your comments are always so heartfelt, you're just a big squishy marshmallow inside with rock hard abs outside, right?

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    meg

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  33. Oh man, fitmacdaddy beat me to the "little penis" comment, I thought that was great.

    Your parents looks like they are such fun people. :)

    Today, I'm grateful for a warm house (and so much more).

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  34. All cheesiness aside, that's a really great list to be thankful for. I love Thanksgiving. All jokes aside, I am TOTALLY down for a Boston Blogger Flash mob extravaganza. For realz, let's do it. I'll start scheming. You start scheming. And let's talk more soon.

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  35. Happy Thanksgiving. Nothing like being grounded by family at the dinner table, but then to read a real person use such words as queef and dildo....that makes me laugh. Thanks

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  36. The video was awesome. Thanks for posting that.

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  37. awww.. quite funny video, can't stop my self from laughing. nice sharing. Keep sharing such nice stuff

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  38. Glass floor - what video were you watching?

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