1.29.2009

Thankful Thursday

Seems like all you hear about on the news is that everything is going wrong. It's a bit of a bummer, and I hardly pay any attention to the news. Seems to me they might be paying too much attention to what's wrong and no time on what's right.

The news says one out of ten people don't have a job, but doesn't that mean nine out of ten people do?

I thought I would take this moment to be thankful for all the things that are going right. I have my family, my home, more toys than I can play with, great friends and warm nap spots.

What's got you looking up friends?

22 comments:

  1. The tui singing in the tree outside my deck has got me looking up.

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  2. I'm looking up because Mr. Bojangles keeps getting closer and closer and we know he's being fed.

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  3. Fin, you are my type of kitty. One that always sees the glass half-full!

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  4. That is a very good outlook too. We are thankful for a warm home and a Mom and Dad who loves us very much.

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  5. A very good attitude, SIF! I am thankful for my good home, more than enough to eatand an everready lap to rest my head against.

    Great pic of you too!

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  6. This is a great idea, Fin. We are thankful that even though dad can't be with us at the moment, mum can put him on the speakerphone and we can hear him. That makes mum smile too, and we get extra treats when she is smiley. We are thankful that we are safe inside, warm and fed, with humans who love us. We are thankful to have good friends in the blogosphere who always bring smiles to our faces and happiness to our hearts:)

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  7. I loves it that you has this attitude Miss Fin!!!
    I thinks that not so many people do.. Momma always taught us that we is very lucky to have food on the table, a roof over our heads and each other, anything else is just icing on the cake.
    Where most people think.. oh noes they don't have a brand spanking new car "woe is me", on noes they can't eat steak this week for dinner "woe is me"..
    Well, we thinks this is how the world got to where it is...
    We like to see the good things too :)

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  8. That's a lot to be thankful for Fin. We are very thankful for our warm loving homes too, and tasty food.

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  9. My wonderful beans have got me looking up. Not to mention that lizard on the ceiling!
    I love your positive attitude, Fin!

    Kiddo

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  10. Praline I like to see the glass half full when there is milk in it.

    I'm glad everyone is finding good things in their world.

    If you are having a rough time now, I am really hoping things will turn around very soon for you. Hang in there, remember that nothing stays the same forever.

    Nice to see you VV!

    I like to hear my parents on the answering machine too Forever Foster.

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  11. You're so right, Fin. Our humans tend to get hung up on the bad things, but we cats appreciate the good things in life, like a full bowl, warm laps, scritches and a family that loves us.

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  12. To Fin,
    I like your optimism. I feel such a change in attitude among the folks of the United States. Hopefully this attitude, stating with the top guy and on down, will manifest some positive changes, it is surely overdue.
    To Meg,
    How's it going? Any progress? My foot is ready, get to work!! I love you.
    Auntie Jenny

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  13. Fin, you sound like our Mama. Just yesterday she was saying to Pop that there's gotta be day hunting out there because even though 10% of the people are staying home with their kitties, 90% are still going day hunting. She even feels a little guilty when she doesn't want to go day hunting and stay with us because she goes day hunting AND night hunting.

    We are thankful that we're all together in one house, that we're IN a house, and that Mama and Pop give us lots of snuggles and treats.

    Even if it's cold out and our beans won't let us go outside, it's been sunny a lot and we can look outside at all of the bright white snow.

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  14. That is the right idea Fin. It pays to be positive. If you have a negative outlook on life, it makes everything seem worse than it is and then it makes you feel worse.

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  15. I like to look on the bright side, too, Fin. For over a year, my Daddie was worried he would be laid off from his job. Over 6,000 people where he worked (in a bank) lost their jobs, but he was one of the lucky few that survived. So we are thankful for that.

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  16. u iz very smarts!

    i iz thankfuls i finded a new toy called Candy. i bats it all over house and steals if from mommy when she no looks!

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  17. Fin...we can tell you are a half-full kinda cat! We are thankful that you reminded all of us that there is much to be thankful for!

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  18. We love your cattidude, Fin! We are very thankful for our health, our toys, our warm home, and stinky goodness, and that our mom and dad are working.
    XOXO

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  19. We is thankful dat mom doesn't haf a job. It gives her more time to spend with us and extra time to help homeless kitties.

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  20. Hi Fin,

    I've been meaning to stop by and say hi and let you know I want to know more about this World Domination thing...If I become Cat President, I think I would need an advisor like you and your help around the pawparrazzi. And if I don't win, I still think I could benefit by your expertise and knowledge.

    Coco, the other curly cat (Daisy's the bestest one)

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  21. Your post is a wonderful reminder that we all have so much to be thankful for and positive about.

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