Thanksgiving Quotes

As you gobble the holiday feast and ponder all of your thankful thoughts, don't forget those many "taken-for-granted" little things which give the good life real gusto.

I want to mention some of the "Thanksgivings of Gardening" which all of us share:
1. Be thankful for physical strength which is necessary to prepare a garden.
2. Be thankful for that look of joy that flows from your youngster when he picks that first red tomato.
3. Be thankful for an understanding family who will eat your garden-grown vegetables regardless of how they look.
4. Be thankful for the personal pride stimulated by a successful garden.
5. Be thankful for the invaluable experience gained from struggling to produce a garden.
6. Be thankful for the vegetable farmer who does produce a good crop every year to supply us when we fail.
7. And last but not least, be thankful for the miracle of growth which we all, whether young or old, experience each and every time we plant a seed and watch it grow.

REMEMBER, things COULD BE WORSE. You could:
-wake up face down on the pavement.
-put your bra on backward and it fits better.
-call Suicide Prevention and they put you on hold.
-see a "60 Minutes" news team waiting in your office.
-see your birthday cake collapse from the weight of the candles.
-have your son tell you he wishes Anita Bryant would mind her own business.
-turn on the news and they're showing emergency routes out of the city.
-have your twin sister forget your birthday.
-wake up and discover your waterbed broke and then you realize that you don't have a waterbed.
-have your car horn go off accidentally and remain stuck as you follow a group of Hell's Angels on the freeway.
-have your boss tell you not to bother to take off your coat.
-realize that the bird singing outside your window is a buzzard.
-walk to work and find your dress is stuck in back of your pantyhose.
-call your answering service and they tell you it's none of your business.
-have your blind date turn out to be your ex-wife.
-put both contact lenses in the same eye.