Thankful, Again

It’s time for my annual inventory of all things worthy of my thanksgiving, the yearly stream of conciousness listing of notions which merit my gratitude

– I am thankful they no longer play “Achy Breaky Heart” on the radio.
Well, at least, on my radio.

– I am thankful for Americans who have abandoned Russophobia, no longer mistaking Russia with the Soviet Union.

– I am thankful for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. I hope Santa brings me a model of one.

– I am thankful tattoos can be removed, although I will never have to remove one.

– I am thankful for coconut oil.

– I am thankful for the Saints, Who intercede for us.

– I am thankful for my mama’s recipe for dressing, which we will enjoy later today. I am thankful it was found!

– I am thankful for Mrs. Edwards, when things go awry with the pie.

– I am thankful for online shopping, particularly on days like tomorrow (or tonight), when the big screen comes with a fistfight.

– I am thankful when the spare is properly inflated.

– I am thankful for AAA.

– I am thankful for my beloved wife. And I’m sorry, dear. This should have been before the “Achy Breaky Heart” item.

– I am thankful for youtube, so I can still listen to Paul Harvey and watch The Honeymooners.

– I am thankful for GPS, saving us from wrestling with the old multi-fold paper jobbers, which were impossible to put back in their original position.

– I am thankful for peanut brittle. But my teeth aren’t.

– I am thankful for monastics. You should be, too. As troubled as Earth is right now, imagine the state of the world without them.

– I am thankful for my kids, and my kid’s kids. My grandfather played checkers with me. What will we play? XBox?

– I am thankful for wonderful parents. How I wish they were dining with me today.

– I am thankful for hoop cheese, the king of all cheeses.

– I am thankful for the way Donald Trump is spanking the GOP. May he destroy it.

– I am thankful for the singing birds just behind me in the woods, on this cool Thanksgiving morn.

– I am thankful for the dead bird about to go in the oven.

– I am thankful for off switches, particularly when the station insists on playing Christmas music in October.

– I am thankful for Miss Ella Fitzgerald.

– I am thankful for pickup trucks.

– I am thankful for receipts on December 26.

– I am thankful for my favorite color. Teal, if you must know.

– I am thankful for knee pads, particularly during the first week of Lent.

– I am thankful for a nice, warm fire.

– I am thankful, I suppose, for hair gel, but I wonder whatever happened to Dippity-Do.

– I am thankful for little girls who open their gift and find an Easy Bake Oven, but I wonder if algore has messed that up, too, what with his war on light bulbs.

– I am thankful for the hope of Heaven, the ultimate respite from Earthly madness.

– I am thankful for the cabin-to-be-built.

– I am thankful for the designs of said cabin, fashioned by the aforementioned woman.
(Not Ella Fitzgerald)

– I am thankful for our Lord Jesus Christ, who stood on Mount Tabor, and said, “This is the goal of your life.”

– I am thankful for the hair I have left, even the grays, although I wish the hair in other crevices on my head would make their exit.

– I am thankful for cold winter evenings, when I can curl up in my recliner with a good pop-up book.

– I am thankful for forgiveness. And absolution.

– I am thankful for little arms around my neck.

– I am thankful for those who read these words, and bid you all a most blessed Thanksgiving.

Selah.

© Copyright 2013 Tim Holcombe

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