Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Some Thoughts for Thanksgiving

I thought I'd share this list that was published on this blog before:
I am thankful for the teenagers who are complaining about doing chores -- that means they are home and safe.

... for homework. It means we live in a country where education is valued and encouraged for all.

... for the taxes I pay; it means I have income.

... for the mess that I have to clean up after parties, because it means I am surrounded by friends.

... for the clothes that fit a little 'too snug' because it means I have enough to eat.

... for the lawn to mow, windows to wash and gutters to clean; it means I have a home.

... for the parking spot I found at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking and am blessed with transportation.

... for my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.

... for the person behind me in church that sings off key, because it means I can hear.

... for the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.

... for all the complaining I hear about the government; it means we have freedom of speech.

... for the alarm that goes off early in the morning because it means that I am alive!

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And one other thought: be sure to visit Paul F. Levy's blog, Running a Hospital, to learn about the Engage With Grace program to how you can engage in a conversation with your loved ones about their (and your) end of life wishes.

Now, especially, is a good time to reflect on what we can do for others.



DrV said...

This is really good, Wes. Thanks for sharing it. And I'm planning to post on that EWG campaign.

Anonymous said...

Great column.


Marco said...

Good thoughts all, Wes.

Happy Turkey Day. Remember, you are what you eat;)


DrJohnM said...

A nice post.

As an electrophysiologist married to a Pallaitive care doctor, it is refreshing to read about EWG. Thanks.

Your site inspired me to start writing.