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Giving Thanks
I try to give thanks for my privileged life every day, but it's nice to have times like organized holidays to guarantee that I do it at least once a year. (Grief, I hope I've done it more than once a year!) Indeed, holidays are great for pausing for a moment to note the passing of time. If we didn't have such moments, life would go by in such a blur we wouldn't get to enjoy it as much. At least, that's my humble opinion.

I am thankful for my loving family (mom, dad, Amy, Rachel, and Leo, and the extended family too). I am thankful for my kind & generous friends (elsaf, judiang, and so many of you out there I'd probably forget someone if I tried to list you all). I am thankful for my health and my wealth. I am thankful for the roof over my head and all the stuff under it. I am thankful for a job I love and students & coworkers who are a joy to work with. I am thankful for the freedoms that I have. I am thankful to be single & comfortable with that. I am thankful for the ability to travel when I want and where I want. I am thankful for the beautiful town that I live in, and for the beautiful planet that I live on. I am thankful that people are basically good. I am thankful for much more than I have the ability (or patience?) to write. I live a good life with good people and I hope to celebrate many, many more Thanksgivings.

I've been working on my Christmas MP3 collection and am, thankfully, finished. So now I get to listen to the music. Hopefully I shan't have to do this again for some time. I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade today, and having seen Santa Claus, it's now OK if I listen to Christmas music. (OK, I admit that some years I start before Thanksgiving. I was good this year.)

In fifteen minutes or so, the folks & I are off to my cousin's for the Short Family Thanksgiving. I shall do my best to avoid stuffing myself like a turkey. And I shall endeavor to be thankful for the bountiful meal that we will be having. And thankful for the family that I'll be celebrating with.

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who are celebrating!

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Current Mood: thankful thankful
Current Music: Vince Guaraldi Trio / What Child Is This?

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bob01 From: bob01 Date: November 25th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Christmas Music

Hey Trina
I myself have a nice little Christmas CD I made a few years ago, just wondering what was on yours

trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 25th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Christmas Music

Just 1 CD? Heh - I've got a bunch. Over 800 Christmas MP3s from my Christmas CDs. Only 1/10 of the space taken up by my entire MP3 collection.

But I made a CD of favorites several years ago & it still stands as a favorite of mine. (It was originally a way to have my favorite songs from A Very Special Christmas & none of the others.)

  1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Pointer Sisters
  2. Christmas In Killarney - Bing Crosby
  3. Remember, O Thou Man - King's College Choir
  4. Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics
  5. I Wonder as I Wander - Julie Andrews
  6. The Twelve Days of Christmas - The Chipmunks
  7. Sans Day Carol - King's College Choir
  8. Coventry Carol - Alison Moyet
  9. Christmas Dinner - Peter, Paul, and Mary
  10. Sunny Bank (I Saw Three Ships) - Julie Andrews
  11. Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella - Lovemongers
  12. All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - The Count from Sesame Street
  13. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  14. Riu Chiu - The Monkees
  15. Alleluya - King's College Choir
  16. Il Est Ne'/Ca Berger - The Chieftains
  17. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - Take 6
  18. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
  19. Patapan - Julie Andrews
  20. Here Is Christmas - Lovemongers
  21. Mary's Little Boy Child - Harry Belafonte
  22. A Breton Carol - The Chieftains
  23. Balulalow - Lovemongers
  24. Noel Nouvelet - Julie Andrews
  25. Gabriel's Message - Sting

Man, sure got a lot on that CD. :-)
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