Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Thanksgiving Thoughts

As I was reading Thanksgiving posts of my fellow bloggers, I was thinking about all that I am thankful for. Of course there are the obvious things, that everyone knows I'm thankful for, but I decided to dig a little deeper and here is what I came up with.

I am thankful for all the people who have been placed in my life. This includes the ones who I wouldn't consider 'good'. I'm thankful for the people who have treated me badly, who have stolen from me, cheated on me, beaten me up (figuratively and literally), doubted me, and basically pushed me to the brink.
I am thankful for these people because I have learned so much from them and the experiences I have encountered because of them. I have learned how strong I am, and how I can get by with almost nothing. I have learned that even though I have gone through some horrible stuff at the hands of these people, I came out of it with a better perspective of life and a deeper understanding of myself. I have learned that I could live my life as a victim and be miserable, or I could focus on the good and look forward to the future and be happy and hopeful. I am thankful because if it weren't for the 'bad' people in my life, I may not be able to fully appreciate the wonderful people in my life.

Whatever you are thankful for today, I hope it is a positive day and you all find joy in the good and the bad. Of course it's easier to be joyful in the good times, but just think, were it not for the bad times, how would you even know when you were in the good times?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

13 comments:

FLHX_Dave said...

Well, I'm glad that you learned something from all my beatings. lol.

Where is the disclaimer that says; "Dave did none of these things to me" dork.

I'm thankful that sometimes you are a bitch.

xxooxxoo

Webster World said...

Wow! What a wonderful perspective on life. Dave must be a lucky man that you realize just what you said. Beatings and all. Your a good girl. May you and yours have a very health and happy Thanksgiving.

Willy D said...

Wow! Finally a plug for us "bad " people. See, we do serve a purpose.
Gobble! Gobble!

You have some pretty deep insightful thoughts sometimes. You scare me! LOL

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Happy T day to you and your family!

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Happy Turkey Day!!!

I think it's awesome when people can take lifes struggles and learn from them. I think those things make a person stronger and wiser! You're an awesome chick, BB!

Big Daddy said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
I'm glad your thankful even considering you have the same problem as Ann.
Being with a Idiot who hasn't enough sense to come in outta the rain:]

mrs rc said...

Your sentiments remind me of a poem that was once sent to me:

I Wish You Enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.


Have a great day...gobble til you wobble!

Ann said...

I am LMFAO @ Dave's comment! OMG!!!

BB, your post brought a tear to my eye. I have learned so much from the assholes that have been in my life, and from those times when I was a victim. I swear, we are soul sisters. I hope your Thanksgiving rocks!

And yes, Big D...BB and I both have to take good care of our idiots. :)

Mastercheif said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Riley (sorry if that isn't your boys name, but that's what I remember). Maybe one year you all can come out and spend it with us. I like your ride...and I don't mean my bro!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Thanks for sharing your inner self with the rest of us.
I try not to forget what I've been through and where I came from. Things have come a long way over the years. Yes, it's definitely the bad times that make us appreciate the good times even more.

B.B. said...

Dave- And I'm glad sometimes you're a big fat jerk! Love ya!

Webster- Thank you very much for the kind words, I have my moments. :)

Willy- I scare myself sometimes.

Mr. M.- Thank you, we had a wonderful day, hope your family enjoyed yours.

Step- Thanks, I think you're an awesome chick too! :)

Big D- Thanks. Yeah, I think Ann & I need to get our two idiots together.

Mrs. RC- Thanks for the poem, it's awesome.

Ann- Thanks, I had a great Thanksgiving, hope you and your family did as well. Yup, I'm sure that we come from the same stock somewhere along the way!

Masterchief- You remembered right!It would be so nice to be able to be closer to all of you. My family is moving back to Utah sometime next year,,so Dave, Riley and I may end up there at some point....just don't know if I can handle the snow. LOL at your last line.

Dean- That's what it's all about isn't it?

Lady Ridesalot said...

I know I'm late here, but this was beautifully said. We become who we are because of the good and bad that we encounter. It's all how we deal with it, that makes us stronger. Happy Thanksgiving late, and thanks for the post!

B.B. said...

Thanks Lady R!