Happy Thanksgiving 2001
What I'm thankful for:
- Family - a wonderful wife and two amazing kids
- Extended family - brother, step-sisters, sisters-and-brothers-in-law, cousins, parents, step-parents, grandparents, I'm out of breath
- Friends - I realize every day that I have more than I knew I did
- A roof over my head
- Life - after September 11, being 1 mile away from ground zero, I reaffirm this one on a daily basis and enjoy it.
- Perspective (see above)
- Education - ability to analyze, choose, and exercise my intellect, Access to Information - ability to learn and make decisions
- Ability to extend this list at any time
GivingGlad that I was able to give to help those in need this past September, and that I was able to teach my daughter about why one gives, and why it's so important.
What I will work to change:
- War - we must always work towards ending what they've started, which they claim we started, etc. A no-win situation. Solve it by figuring out what we've done wrong and fixing it so 'they' have no more excuses for atrocity.
- Hunger - a real enemy, world-wide.
- Disease - let's get rid of the ones people are sending our way artificially so we can work on the ones that come naturally
- Making this list shorter
Enjoyable thought for the day:
Brooke, aged 3.75, asked "Mommy, a house is too big to take to the front of a store and pay for. How do you buy one?"
I love how this is both an abstract and a practical question. Pam explained how you don't buy the house, you buy a piece of paper that proves you own the house. We do this in certain stores where you bring up a slip of paper instead of the item, like Toys-r-Us when a toy is too big. Brooke got the concept. Next we'll explain mortgages!
2nd fun thought:
Harris, aged 8 months, can be asked "Where is" and find a light, a fan, and his sister. He usually finds his mother and father, and their respective noses as well. Next week, programming...
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Last update: 8/23/2002; 9:11:00 PM.