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Sunday, September 6, 2009

I'm Thankful For......

To bitch and moan about everything that is wrong in your life or everything that you don't have(or everything that someone else does have), has become nothing short of the new social standard. What ever happened to "I may not have(insert something you desire)........but, I sure am lucky that(insert something that you do have)"......? Times sure have changed, but it is due to our attitudes and outlooks on things. Do we see the good....or just the bad?

There is so much to be thankful for in this life. Most of us have eyesight, hearing, friends, family, food, entertainment, clean water, good health, shelter, and clothing.......we are so fortunate. But what do I hear? "I'm so sick of this......I'm so sick of that.......I've got it so bad......wah, wah, wah" . Listen and listen good........Suck it up. There is someone who has it much worse than you do who is out there smiling right now enjoying life and taking their hardships on the chin, while you're curled up on your armchair, pouting, and feeling sorry for yourself........ and for what?

Listen, I'm no millionarie either, but let me tell you.....I am thankful for so many things: My mom, my dad,my brother, my dogs, my health, my guitar, my wonderful readers here on and so much more. What are you thankful for? Come on, there has to be something. Face it. If you have the physical, intellectual, or financial means to read don't have it that bad. Someone else's family is getting bombarded by a hurricane as they hold on for dear life in a fragile straw hut somewhere in the Pacific Islands. So.....tonight before you go to bed, end your night with "I'm thankful for....." If you can start your morning with the same phrase. Your outlook on life will change forever, and each day will always be better than the last. Take care everyone!

See you next time!!!


  1. Adam I am thankful for you and your wonderful blog!!

    You are so right... people do complain more then what they should. I have tried to stop complaining about my life and I have started to be just happy for what I have... my two beautiful boys and a family who loves me and whats only the best for me! Thank you Adam for reminding us of this little fact!!

  2. Ava...I am thankful for YOU and your wonderful posts! You are such a great addition here. I can't begin to thank you enough. Oh, and for anyone who has not yet read Ava's blog...check her out by clicking on her name above and going to her site on Wordpress. She is an awesome writer and an awesome person! Thanks again Ava!!!