Do We Give Thanks At The Edge?

Damned right we do! For all sorts of things. The usual and the…not so “usual”. Depends on one’s perspective. Define “usual” and “not so usual”? Well, you know – the usual is for glorious, spring (real spring, not the imitation spring) weather. As in bahama beach blue, smooth as glass, skies. Need a sweater? Hm…doesn’t look like I do. But wait! Looks can be deceiving. Better take one. Just in case. Waking up to that? Yes, a thankful.

So begins my Ten Things of Thankful post. I have much to be thankful. I woke up again today. That’s a good start. An opportunity to get it right, make it better, move forward, not slip any further into the abyss. What?! What? Come on now. Surely, not everyone is skipping down Life is Grand Lane? No? Really? Well, wtf! Why didn’t I get the Memo?

The typical, but not less than, thankfuls are the ones that first come to mind. Health and happiness for our selves and our family and friends. A job, if not career. Reliable transportation (that maybe someone just gave you (yippee, yay me!) thanks to a self-less, considerate sister-in-law).

I am counting the above in my List of 10 because they should never be taken for granted. Ever. So often, we sidestep (however unintentional) into a state of self-absorption that occludes our vision. We can’t see the forest for the trees as the popular expression goes. We cannot see our own value reflected in someone else’s desire to spend time with us. Or help us or ask us for help.

I’m thankful, that should I find myself with nothing else to do, I can always take up physics (not!). I delved briefly into physics in college (1 course thank God!). As a clark, how did I avoid getting sucked into that black hole?

“Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality”. (Hermann Minkowski, 1864-1909)

You’ve already picked up on my not putting this in proper TToT format (yes, once upon a time there was an “accepted” format). However, I’m confident that those who read through to the end will have counted at least the requisite number of TTs. Lest I forget, a huge thankful for those who make films such as represented below. And those who act in such films. Thanks be for film and music. Otherwise, what a barbaric and boring world it would be:D

…wait a minute…what? not 10. there’s got to be 10 there…I’m sure I listed 10. ! yes! the Book! phew – how could I forget…the SBOR/BOSR…..we good………..

12 thoughts on “Do We Give Thanks At The Edge?

  1. ivywalker April 12, 2015 / 11:54 am

    Yeah the book but what kind of dance did you do? Cha cha cha? Two step? Striptease? …


    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 12, 2015 / 12:24 pm

      Ya had to ask, didn’t you. LOL I’ll leave that up to your imagination 😀


  2. dyannedillon April 12, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Oh, that’s gotta be ten! Probably twenty and you’re good for next week, too 🙂


  3. christine April 12, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Honestly, the world would be such a dim place without music. And movies. But especially music.

    This is the happiest of posts I’ve seen from you. Most certainly a list of 10!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 13, 2015 / 5:59 am

      Dim indeed! I can’t even imagine.
      Aha! You can tell, Christine.
      Clips from movies like this one never fail to make me smile 😀 (and it doesn’t hurt when the lead actor is a young Antonio lol)


  4. Kristi April 12, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    You are right; we should not take life for granted.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 13, 2015 / 6:00 am

      It’s not always an easy thing to keep present in one’s mind, but it never hurts to remind ourselves:)


  5. Kristi Campbell - findingninee April 13, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    YES to waking up, to music, to a happy dance, and to you! Happy Monday, Sweets!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge April 13, 2015 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you friend:) I know you know about the music! Good to hear from you Kristi 😀


  6. bitterexnukewife April 14, 2015 / 6:42 am

    Music. It is what calms the savage beast and causes kings to sing. Movies fill in where the music leaves off. And always the SBoR/BoSR. It counts!


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