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08 November 2007

Thursday Thirteen ~ Thankful

November is the month of Thanksgiving.

Thirteen Things I am Thankful For NOW
…..but wasn’t so much before

being the oldest child in my family
moving to California from New York
being raised with lots of boundaries
learning inside chores
learning outside chores
having to get a job as a teenager
family camping vacations

responsibiltiy for myself
responsibility for others
being required to present a logical argument
going to UCLA
lessons learned from losing a loved one to death
empathic perception

24 comments:

Matt-Man said...

I am thankful for being the youngest of nine in my family...Mom and Dad were worn out by then and I got to do pretty much what I wanted to do. Cheers!!

Lori said...

Great list. Its funny, teenagers say we are unfair with boundaries but I think they feel unloved without them. You have alot to be thanksful for. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by. BTW, my DBF noticed the IPOD came before the sex too...totally not on purpose;)

Mags said...

Being raised with lots of boundries is hard to think of as a positive when you're little, but man-they sure do make a difference. Great list today! :)

Hammer said...

Those are indeed some powerful learning experiences. It's good that you can see the positive in so many difficult circumstances.

Dixie said...

Great list Katherine!

I was raised with lots of boundries too and man I'm so thankful for them now.

tegdirb92 said...

wow, that is a great list. I was an oly child so I never learned a lot of things--like how to share and such but I did have boundaries too. Great list. Just popped in to say hello to you today.

Jeff B said...

I resemble some of your remarks.

Thanks for the edited peace globe. I just replaced my blah one with what you sent over.

YOU ROCK!

Bond said...

I am also the oldest and in some ways it was good... in others, I felt cheated...my brother and sister had much more freedom than I ...

Having boundaries is a wonderful thing..in hindsight...

Very nice list my friend....ty for this one

Desert Songbird said...

Great list. Boundaries give one a direction and a moral compass, sorely needed when one is in the midst of teenage (or young adult) rebellion.

But, I must agree with Mateo on one thing - I loved being born the youngest!

impworks said...

Great list of things to be thankful for :-)

Oswegan said...

My list would be very similar.

The only really important addition would be:

David Hasselhoff

~Oswegan

JO said...

great list.. happy TT!

Marilyn said...

Wow... some of those I'd have a hard time being greatful for. Still, you are right in the end.

I am an oldest child too. It wasn the freedom from rules that bothered me as much as the extra responsibility... but it turned out to be a wonderful thing.

Travis said...

This idea of emphatic perception is intriguing.

Mel said...

Oh how I cursed being required to present a logical arguement--and oh how I'm glad I got that training, today.

Great list, ma'am.

Kai said...

I didn't play along this week, but wanted to say what a great list!

Sounds like you had great parents growing up :-)

Odat said...

Why is it that we grow so much smarter as time goes by? If only we knew then what we know now.....
Wonderful list and thanks for sharing.....
Peace

maryt said...

katherine, I'm thankful for a lot of stuff like that that I wasn't thankful for before. My post is at Answers to the Questions

Also I have a post on being an empath you might like it: Are You An Empath

Turnbaby said...

Lovely list and we share most of these.

I am also the oldest--and you and I have discussed the club of which we wish we were not members.

UCLA & CA---not so much ;-)(although you live in a remarkable place)

Diesel said...

Is emphatic perception like ESP? That's sweet.

Amazing Gracie said...

I was the oldest with my brother being seven years younger. That was difficult. (Spoiled little brat!)
Boundaries? Sheesh, yeah. My folks were born in the 'teens and I was a teen in the sixties! Can you imagine the culture shock? I couldn't be a cheer leader - couldn't "parade around half naked on a football field!" And those were shorts that were almost to the knees! Couldn't get my ears pierced. But you know what? I wouldn't trade a minute of it!

Latharia said...

Great perspective ... some things we are thankful for at the time, while others it takes time for us to truly appreciate them!

and, to answer your question on my blog ... yes ... sword class! :)

Mimi Lenox said...

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red tin heart said...

good things to be thankful for... xoxo nita