Monday, November 24, 2008

"Old-fashioned blog challenge??"

Well, we UIS bloggers have been challenged by our fearless leader to an "old-fashioned" blog challenge. How it can be old-fashioned when blogs are a new phenomenon, I have no idea, but I'm going with it. So here it goes...

This Thanksgiving I am giving thanks for my three amazing, funny, smart, beautiful children who are growing up so fast.

I give thanks for my husband who after fifteen years and despite numerous disagreements and all out brawls, still treats me like a queen.

I give thanks for my parents who have supported me all my life and particularly encouraged me to continue with my education, even though there have been, and will be again, times when I was ready to throw in the towel.

I give thanks to my friends, past and present, I have learned something from each of you and gained much from your companionship.

I give thanks for my co-workers, your different personalities and talents all bring so much to our team, and I have been very lucky to get such a great crew to work with. I give thanks to my boss for being a kind and reasonable person, a rarity in my experience.

I give thanks to President -elect Barack Obama for being a man of integrity and for giving hope that our country will recover from our current miserable situation and will once again be the strong world leader we need to be.

I give thanks to myself, for not being a quitter, and for persevering in the face of many challenges, I am a stronger person than I sometimes give myself credit for, and once I power past my own resistance, I can do anything.

I give thanks to my professors for providing interesting and exciting material and introducing me to new concepts on my way to achieve my goal.

For all these things and more, I give my thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Ray of Sunshine said...

Wow...this is so touching. I'm so thankful for this challenge. Andy sure knows how to get some good ole' emotions goin', lol. Your list is awesome Anne. You're right, there's so much to be thankful for that I don't think any of us could really fit everything into one single list. Keep telling yourself to hang in there and you will do great. I think that being thankful for what we have makes us so much more humble. It really helps sometimes to see all the positives since we tend to spend quite a bit of time focusing on the many of the negatives. I enjoyed reading your list on the 'blog challenge' and I pray that you and your family will have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving holiday. :)