Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Be Thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving! Ok - it's a day or two early, and this picture is really pretty corny. The title on the clip art is the "Macy's Turkey." I didn't knit a turkey, and I certainly didn't create this giant one that will float in the air, attached with ropes, and such. But I am going to cook one on Thursday morning - really early Thursday morning to be exact. About 4:30 am. I am stuffing that thing and then going back to bed, if I can sleep. I usually chop the onions and celery for the filling on Wednesday night, so that I just throw it all together and stuff the bird early on Thursday morning. Sorry, all you vegetarians and vegans. I like my Thanksgiving turkey! Really, the mashed potatoes and yams are my faves too!

I really don't mean to get all sappy and stuff, but hey, it's Thanksgiving and we ought to count our blessings, and truly be thankful.

I have a friend who is really sick with cancer - they label her terminal. In my nursing opinion, I know this to be true, but I also believe in miracles, and I'm still praying for one. Here's the thing. She's been a friend of mine for a long time. She lives within about a mile of my house. I can walk to her house and I have many times. We've shared many meals, laughter, thoughts on raising our children, bible study, girly talks, and late night swims in her pool (which she kept heated to 90 degrees F in the summer). Basically, I've known her for a long time. But the thing is, I've never told her that how much she means to me, until she got really sick. Now, each time I see her, I kiss her cheek or forehead, and I tell her that I love her. Why, or why do we wait for times like these to let the people who are important to us know just how much the mean to us? Are we afraid of people's reaction in this day and age? Are we too scared to admit that we need other people? Are we just plain embarrassed? What's the deal?

Well, I'm tired of it all. I'm turning over a new leaf. I'm telling people. You are important to me, I love you, and you'll have to get over any insecure feeling that you may have because I'm expressing my feelings!
So this Thanksgiving, I'm going to be thankful - and maybe just maybe, you'll hear about it......because everybody should be able to FEEL THE LOVE! :)

PS - no, I'm not suffering from an insane bout of PMS! And blog readers and lurkers, don't worry about me telling you prematurely that I love you, unless you bring me some Wollmeise or something like that....:)


peaknits said...

I'm so sorry about your friend...and I agree, why do we wait. Life is short! I got the nicest, most unexpected little note in the mail today and it MADE. MY. DAY! I need to do that for someone - I promise to pay it forward!:) Thanks for the inspiration.

Nell said...

You're doing the best thing you can for your friend. You're letting her know as often as you see her that you love her. That's all we want in life after all.

Have a great holiday!