Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Gratitude


For those who may have difficulty reading my chicken-scratching:


My gratitude is primarily for the process of life itself ~ the ability to learn, to grow, to change and to choose again when I've chosen incorrectly. I'm grateful to be sober and sane ~ and for the clarity to make better choices.


And I am grateful to all of you, my cyber community, for being an integral part of that.


May all have a wonder-filled Thanksgiving.


Peace to all ~


Chani (Thailand Gal)
~*~*

13 comments:

daufiero said...

Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
(The handwritten notes are a great touch - I love to see people's handwriting.)

Leann said...

have a blessed day happy thanksgiving.Iam thankful for the friends and family I have.for the harvest of blessings we recieved this year.for the peace of mind knowing that God is able to get us thourgh hard times smelling like a rose.HAPPY TURKEY DAY EVERYONE.GOD BLESS.

jen said...

Chani,
that is beautiful. really. i love seeing your handwriting.

happiest to you, too. we are all blessed here.

Ginnie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Chani. Even with all the garbage that goes on in the world I can be grateful that I am living a sober and sane life. Maybe you and I and all the rest of us who want peace can pass some good vibes on. I hope so.

liv said...

Peace to you too! I wish you a cornucopia of happiness and yummy thai food on turkey day!

om shanti, liv

Gobody said...

I am also grateful that you are part of my cyber community. Happy thanksgiving Chani

Anvilcloud said...

Well, my TG is long past, but thanks for the wish, and you have a good one.

MsLittlePea said...

Thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well!

(I loved your last post about rudeness yesterday by the way...)

Deb said...

Chani,
Thanks so much for coming by to see me today and for your thoughtful comments re: Christmas. It IS one of the hard ones....I love your blog, also found you through Jen....she's a bridge, that lady.

Thailand Gal said...

Daufiero, thanks. I never thought I'd put my ugly chicken scratch out on the Internet ~ but I guess we never know what we might do on impulse, eh? :)

Leann, thank you... I plan to have a very peaceful time here. Each of the housemates has a different plan, all of them here ~ but mostly taking this 24-hour period to be entirely free of all stress.

Jen, we are all okay ~ one way or another. External circumstances are just that.. but what lives inside is pretty dang awesome sometimes. :)

Ginnie, sobriety is at the top of the list. There would be nothing else without that.

Liv, thanks. :) You guessed it... Of course I will be cooking Thai food. LOL

Gobody... thank you! :)

Anvil, I don't pay much attention to the cultural aspects of the holiday but I kind of like the idea of a day when everything shuts down and people pay attention to the more important things in their lives. If it takes a holiday to make that happen, hey, I'll go along. :)

mslittlepea, many blessings to you, too!

Deb, the greatest thing I ever learned is that I get to choose what I participate in. Christmas is just out of the question. Celebrating greed and materialism is something I can't abide at all.

Thanks everyone... hope you all have a wonderful time, whatever you choose to do. :)

Peace,

~Chani

KC said...

Chani, thanks for your heartfelt and handwritten message.

Hope your day is full of thanks and blessings.

Caro said...

Chani, all the best. We celebrated our thanksgiving weeks ago but tonite, I feel blessed to have "met" you. I bid you peace,
Love, Caro XXX

Annie said...

Chani -- I haven't been here for a long time and can't for the life of me figure out what you wrote that you felt so bad about that you almost closed down your blog!? I'm happy that you didn't because I would miss your wonderful comments on MY blog and your heartfelt way of looking at things. Peace to you always.