Five Things I Am Thankful For This Year

1.  I am thankful for being gainfully employed.  It might not be much, but it is more than what a lot of people have.

2,  I am thankful for my relative health. I may be sore at the end of each night, but at least I am relatively healthy most of the time.

3.  I am thankful for my family. So many people don’t have anybody to come home to each night, but at least I have family to come home to each night.

4.  I am thankful for the friends I do have. They brighten my days and I wouldn’t give them up to save the world.  I may not have many friends, but the ones I have are worth having.

5.  And, finally, I am thankful for my God. He holds my hand when I lose my way, He hugs me when I am sad and He carries me when I have no strength.

Linear Thought

I wish I could get my thoughts out, but they simply continue to ramble on.  Like a balloon floating on air, they don’t really seem to have a sense of purpose.  They go where the winds take them.  It makes me wonder if humans were even meant to have linear thought.  Take the conversations I have with my children, for instance.  They start off as something as mundane as “How was your day?” and five subjects later we are in the middle of a deep discussion about the existence of God.

I know my heart bleeds, but, for the life of me, I can’t seem to focus on the pain.  I just know that I bleed.  Perhaps that is why we don’t have linear thought.  If we did, then we might never be able to get past the pain and move on.  Of course, the other side to that is that it also allows us to forget the pain and put ourselves in a position where we can be wounded again.

I guess that’s the point.  We must allow ourselves to be vulnerable in order to partake in the benefit that is love, but in the process we allow our hearts to be exposed to the sharp edges of human daggers.  So, once again, I bleed and, once again, I will forget the pain.

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All About New

I know it’s been ages since I last posted anything new, but a lot has been happening in my life and I would like to share it all with you now.

I started a new job.  I’m training to be an Assistant Manger of the KFC/Taco Bell in my small little town of Fairfield, Texas.  So, in about two months, stop on by and let us know what you think of the place.  This means a lot of long, hard hours, so I won’t be posting daily like I used to, but I will try to post at least once per week when I am home.

Soon after I started my training, my parents moved into a new house, so we have been working hard to try to get them set up with all the necessities of new home living, such as internet, phone and cable.  Everything is now put together, so they can live somewhat more comfortably.  All of this, of course, also means new home furnishings, which is loads of fun trying to pick out.

I guess that’s really it.  It seems like a lot more when you are living it rather than when you are writing about it.  But it is a lot of fun for me.  I’m exhausted everyday, but it’s a good kind of exhausted.  It’s the kind that tells you that you’ve actually accomplished something.

Hope everything is well with all of my wonderful followers!  Happy February!