My Attitude of Gratitude

Alto2 shared the list of people that she is thankful for. However, as she gave credit to the theme (Attitude of Gratitude) to Oprah, I’ll give it to Jimmy Buffett — cause while Oprah has a TV show, Jimmy has a very catchy song (though I’m sure the pithy phrase came from someone/somewhere else before that).

Anyway,

In no particular order….

August moms, for helping me through the gig called parenting, and also for helping me through the gig called life.

The QLS folks, for showing me that friendship and geography need not be related.

Fuzzybutt, for being woman’s best friend. I’ve never been alone in the kitchen since you came to live with me, and no food stays on the floor for long.

Mamasara, for showing me what a loving mother looks like.

Crem, for being Ramblingmom’s best friend. You’re a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy, and available at all days and hours. Remind me if I’m ever interviewing for a best friend that I need to put a liking for good beers at the top of the list.

Terann, for putting up with me since before the days of that damn Camaro.

Chris, cause though you’re “out of sight” you’re never “out of mind.”  Princess still wants a pajama party with her friends that live far away.

Princess and Chip, for building my patience, you do that well.

Spouse, for getting the garbage out to the curb every week, and the laundry folded, and all those other things you think I don’t notice.

(cue samba beat)

An Attitude of Gratitude by Jimmy Buffett

From the “Thanks And Giving: All Year Long” compilation

Bully in the playground Where am i gonna play
Found another playground Half a block away
Made a little song up Called a little rhyme
An Attitude of Gratitude will do it everytime

Chorus
An Attitude of Gratitude When stuff has got you down
Can get sastisfiatude and Turn yourself around
An Attitude of Gratitude Hooray for what’s o.k.
Say thank you with infactatude it’s a brand new day

Now daddy’s in the doghouse Mama’s up a tree
But I’ve got a bouefta looking after me
Made myself a sandwich A little P & J
An Attitude of Gratitude can chase the clouds away

Chorus
An Attitude of Gratitude that’s what it’s all about
That No-hope-to-be-had-atude is sure to wear you out
An Attitude of Gratitude Hooray for what’s o.k.
Say thank you with a infactatude it’s a brand new day

Everything’s a dollar a dollar twenty-five
Haven’t got a dollar but i’m glad to be alive
I stole a look at Janey she stole a look at me
An Attitude of Gratitude is absolutely free

They say this is the showdown They say it’s us or them
They just can’t see that us and we are relatives and friends
I made a little song up put it on the charts
Says come on people everybody open up your heart

Chorus
An Attitude of Gratitude when pushes come to shove
Eliminates combatatude and changes fear to love
An Attitude of Gratitude Hooray for what’s o.k.
Say thank you with a infactatude it’s a brand new day

(end samba beat)

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