Things To Be Thankful ForSubmitted by Menschken on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 00:26
DP'eople, gather round, its time to be thankful together.
I am thankful that I am alive.
I am thankful that I am in good health.
I am thankful that I have good family, and a few good friends.
I am thankful for good dreams, restful sleep, a wakeful day, thoughtful nights.
For good thoughts, sincere feelings conveyed clearly, and warmly returned.
I am thankful that I know enough to see the bad in the world without being engulfed by it, and that it isn't all bad.
If you're on here, you know enough to see the bad without it engulfing you, and to know it from the good, to choose it, to redeem the world by knowing how to set it right. Your words make it better.
I'm thankful that the pains are balanced by joys, and that deeper pains prepare the palette for deeper joys.
I'm thankful that I have a few talents, and humility enough to know where they end.
I am thankful that I am not embittered by my failures and setbacks.
I am thankful that I can be good even to those who aren't, and not merely out of pride to prove I can.
I am thankful I can feel joy in others' happiness even if I am not happy.
If the world is random, a chaos of clashing forms, spun out of chance for a fleeting moment, then I'm thankful to be alive amid the rolling turmoil before it fades out, to exist, now.
If the world is a moral drama played out on the the stage of a creative mind, running its course to the end, I am thankful to be a part of the artist's tapestry, perfect or not, molded in his image, and able to see dimly as he sees.
I am grateful not be drowned in resentments, buried in fears or stunted and stopped up by a hard fate or by gnawing, inner worms.
I am thankful I still have the chance to make it better, to walk straighter than before, with fewer false steps, more brave, more manly, more on the path I want to go, that it's not over yet.
When it is over, I will be thankful for the end, however it ends, and hope it will have been good enough to look back on or wind back and replay without too many regrets.
The same for you all, and I'm thankful for you too!