Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Life is not having all you want, Life is wanting all you have

I wish all of my followers and casual readers a Happy Thanksgiving.   With our disease overshadowing our day to day life, it's nice to shift our attention to what we have rather than what we don't have. Thanksgiving means different things to different people.  To some, it's merely the day before the largest shopping days of the year, to some it kicks off the Christmas season, many go to Thanksgiving Day parades, it means something to all of us.

For me, Thanksgiving is not about having the biggest, best meal of the year. It's about sharing what you do have with friends and family alike.  It's about enjoying a good meal, afterward maybe undoing the top button on your jeans and catching up with what everyone has been doing, because we don't have time to keep up with everyone through the year.  Whatever Thanksgiving means to you, I hope you have a happy, safe one.

Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for, in no certain order:
•  My family.
•  In our current economy, my job is holding up very well.
•  I am doing better than I was this time last year.
•  I'm thankful for our troops defending out freedom.  God bless them and their families.
•  Hot tubs!!  
•  That we have better drug choices to fight RA than 20 years ago.
•  That my KTM is repaired and I got in 2 good rides this week.
• For letting me be a part of the RA blog community, a lot of inspiration and support here.  

I was going to write about my second ride this week, an adventure ride starting at Oark.  I will post that later over the weekend with some great photos.  Instead, I ran across this story and I wanted to share it with you.  It seems we are losing more and more of our rights every year.  This link is about a young boy who was told by school officials that he should not ride his bike to school with an American flag on it, some students were offended ... in America!!  Follow the link below, watch the video clip, it's awesome!  


Squirrel said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Terry. We don't celebrate it in Scotland but it seems like a nice idea. It's good to appreciate all the gifts we have in life, and it's easy to forget. Hope you had a great day!

tharr said...

Thank you Squirrel, I tend to forget that I am not just talking to people here in the US. I'll blame it on the 3 concussions that I have had. lol

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and family! Looking forward to those latest ride photos! -Kelli

tharr said...

Thank you Kelli. We had a great ride, in spite of the rain and storms that moved in on us Monday.

Lana said...

I thought that flagged escort story was great. When does being politically correct mean we can not display the American flag? What is wrong with people? This past Thanksgiving is one that I will never forget. Most of it was spent praying for my brother’s recovery. I am thankful for the strength that my family has together and for the many prayers received. I am also thankful for my family, my income, my home, and my health – regardless of how wacky it is. I am also thankful for the great people I have met along my RA journey.

tharr said...

Lana, exactly. IMO, in our quest for political correctness, we have lost all consciousness. Don't piss off a vet riding a Harley!!

I'm sorry for what you are going through right now. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Good list, I especially like the last one.