Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving

I know, I know, it's corny (like the corn and wild rice casserole I'm making today), but...I don't think it's such a bad thing, to think about what I'm thankful for and write it out. It serves as a reminder when I am in a vile mood or feeling like the world just generally sucks.

I am thankful for (in no particular order):

Freedom
Water that is clean and plentiful
My son
My Mum
Nature and the way she finds to show me something new of herself every day
Words
Song
Dance
Adversity, that joy is all the sweeter
Kisses from my five-year-old
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My friends, the net beneath me when I fly and fall
Every creature and plant that I consume to sustain myself, because without the life I take, there would be no life to live
Love - that it exists at all is a wonder, and I feel blessed to know it in many forms
My Aunt who is still giving cancer the finger - it's weak and wobbly, but it's the finger
Chocolate, gift from the Gods (yes, even the perversion called "candy bar") (Mmm...candy bar...)
Strong hands
Strong spirit
Strong will
Laughter
Cussed determination not to curl up and die just because life can sometimes be a succession of truly awful, bleak, and desolate days...but sometimes it isn't
The Internet
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4 comments:

MereCat said...

What a nice thanksgivng list. We should all do this as a matter of course. To truly think hard, and to also think basic. Remembering the things we should be thankful for that we take for granted such as clean and plentiful water.

Magpie said...

And a belated happy thanksgiving to you.

Suz Broughton said...

This is a really good list. So many things I didn't think about, but yes, if we didn't have them our lives wouldn't be so blessed.
Well done and Happy Belated Thanksgiving.

Kyddryn said...

Thanks, everyone. I hope y'all had a good one - my family had a quiet, lovely day which I hope to stretch into a quiet, lovely weekend.