Randomisciously Thankful

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and since 7 is the number of completion,
I decided to list 7 random things I am thankful for :



1. I am thankful for finally finding a church in NYC that I love. It has been over 4 years since I've moved here and a little over a year that I've been attending this church. Finding it has truly been a blessing. God ain't threw with me yet but I have learned a lot. Part of me had forgotten what it really meant to fellowship. I don't believe in organized religion at all but I do believe in being spiritual and fellowshipping with other saints and I really feel like I'm at home when I'm there.

2. I am thankful for being able to go home and spend time with my family for a week. Seeing my 2 gorgeous nephews, my God daughter, going to the club and getting drinks for $5 when I'm used to paying $14 for them here in the city...lol.

3. I'm thankful for the hater/stalker that is still playing on my blog, leaving ignorant comments and messages in my shoutbox because like Katt Williams said "Understand people are gonna hate you regardless. Get that out of your head, that fantasy world where people ain't hating on you. You gotta be grateful. You need haters. WTF you complaining about. WTF do you think a haters job is? To f'ing hate. So let them do their damn job. WTF you complaining about." Here's the vid just in case you never saw it.

So I'm thankful I'm no longer mad because I realized its pointless to let anyone steal your joy. I'm grateful I have embraced my hater. So keep on posting from different ip addresses because now it makes me smile every time I get to block a new one.

4. I am thankful for all the instability 2008 has brought. Cue Destiny's Child "I'm a survivor" because even though I don't talk about it much on this blog, this has been a rough year. I am thankful for it though because it showed me how strong I am and that no matter what may come my way I'm going to make it, I'm going to take it head on and tackle the situation. I have changed jobs, removed some people from my life, made some new friends, and really started being content with everything I have been blessed with. This blog has helped me put so many thing into perspective. Especially the comments. Maybe I will do a post about my favorite comments because I am really grateful for my readers. Sometimes you just don't know how something you have said has really touched me. So I guess that's my #5.

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6. I am thankful to have for the first time, lived threw a part of history that my kids and grandkids will read about in their history books that I am proud of. For a while I thought all the stories I would be able to tell were that of tragedy; for instance what I was doing during 911 or things that went on during Katrina or the War in Iraq. But now I can tell them about the day that we elected the first African American president.

7. I am thankful for my health. So many times we just go day in and day out thinking we are obligated to be healthy, not knowing that people our age are fighting deadly diseases. The percentage of new AIDS cases in African American women is at an all time high. So again I am thankful for my good health and the health of my family. I have 2 great grandmothers in their late 80's that are alive and well. With the exception of a little diabetes and arthritis they are just as lively as they have ever been and it was a blessing being able to see them live to see a Black President after all the discrimination they have seen in their life time.


So what are you thankful for?

47 comments

wynsters the tigress November 25, 2008 at 8:25 AM

eb, these past two weeks have been particularly tough for me and i woke up this morning feeling especially sad. reading this post made me tear up. but i needed that -- i needed those tears, because after the crying comes the smiling. you've renewed my hope for today. so THANK YOU!! i'd temporarily forgotten all the things that i can be grateful for. thanks for reminding me :-)

Organized Noise November 25, 2008 at 8:43 AM

I am thankful for the clarity that I now have in regards to my life. The last five months have been beautiful.

Keith November 25, 2008 at 8:53 AM

I love this post Eb..and one of the things I'm thankful for is getting to know you and all of the other wonderful people in the blogosphere that I "met" this year. I call yall my extended electronic family.

Chris November 25, 2008 at 9:20 AM

It's always good to go over what you are thankful for...it helps you remember what is important, and what matters, and it gives you perspective on what doesn't.

(fŭng'kē) [blak] [chik] November 25, 2008 at 9:21 AM

I am thankful for science/medicine that allows me to function pain free everyday, even though I live with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I am thankful for my family who tend to drive me ape-shit crazy, but I know they have my back at all times.

I am thankful for having friends who are attorneys, especially when frivolous lawsuits are filed.

I am thankful that I have a career that I love.

Kayos November 25, 2008 at 9:34 AM

I am thankful for having God's mercy because every time I mess up I know he'll forgive me and keep me moving forward.

I am thankful for the growth of the year I've had.

I am thankful for the people I've met even if they are in my life for a reason, a season, or just plain there for a while.

Sha Boogie November 25, 2008 at 10:24 AM

I am thankful for my SANITY. We are all one step away from being that crazy person on the subway talking to themselves, lol

Mizrepresent November 25, 2008 at 10:31 AM

Beautiful post...i am thankful for my family, being as close to my children that a parent can be...babyboy growing up, babygirl doing her thing...a love life (FINALLY)...family, friends, life.

Pajnstl November 25, 2008 at 10:40 AM

love this post. we all have soo much to be thankful for.

i'm definitely thankful for my blogger friends. yall are wonderful!

A.J. Brown November 25, 2008 at 11:24 AM

I'm thankful for Eb for reminding me to be thankful.

I'm thankful that my president is black.

I'm thankful for every trial I've been thru this year. I'm so much stronger for it.

I'm thankful for family and their unconditional love.

Eb the Celeb November 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

@wynsters - chin up girlie...and its okay to cry sometimes... dont bottle it up... I wasn't expecting this post to make anyone cry but glad that it helped you to release... remember when your down that you can only go up

@Sha Boogie - Lol... but aint that the truth!

@Mizrep - you aint tell me you had a boo down in ATL... congrats missy... you deserve to be happy!

Miss Mika November 25, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Great post Eb. We often forget how blessed we truly are and think that because we are living day to day, we are owed the opportunity to live issue free. Too often we take things for granted, especially the little things. It is great to see that you recognize those blessings and that you are thankful for them.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

1/3 November 25, 2008 at 1:09 PM

I like this post alot eb:-)

Im thankful for my family and that everyone for the most part are in good health.

Im also very greatful to have friends on here and in the real world. you always need a great support system to have your back:-)

Monique November 25, 2008 at 1:18 PM

I am thankful most and foremost for the blessing in a baby boy that God granted me with in August. He truly is my world.

Eb, my friend told me today,"to have total control over a situation is accepting that you have no control at all."

Soulstress November 25, 2008 at 1:30 PM

I'm thnkful to be alive & well...i'm thankful for wondrful supportive friends and fam...i'm thankful for blogger lol..i'm thankful that i'm able to pay my bills (for the most part hehe), i'm thankful that i'm almost done w/ skool, i'm thankful for God's many blessings, I'm thankful that music gets me thru, and i'm thankful that i'm smart enuff to kno when to keep it pushin.

Nice post Eb;)

She Needs November 25, 2008 at 1:48 PM

I am thankful for life and my family. Especially my number #1: my son.

A.M. November 25, 2008 at 2:08 PM

Aww Eb, I'm happy you have so much to be thankful for :)

I'm just thankful for everyone in my life who I love n who loves me back.

Mr.Socialight November 25, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Im thankful for the motivation I just pulled in from this post.

so much to be thankful for.

someone's always doing worse than you.

Peace.

Ms. Lovely November 25, 2008 at 3:04 PM

I am thankful that I woke up this morning..

I am thankful that my family made it another year..

I am thankful for the ability to blog about my feelings..

I am thankful to come how far i've come..I could have been so many places but here..

BB November 25, 2008 at 3:10 PM

I've had a horrible semester in school, man troubles, money troubles...you name it. But whenever I get down I realize that I am BLESSED!! I am so lucky to be able to go to college. I am lucky to have a job, wait two jobs, even though I am still struggling. I have friends who have graduated and can't find jobs. I am blessed to be ALIVE!!! I have lost so many of my friends to so many different reasons. It's sad to go past the cemetery because I know so many people there.

Love the post. Happy Thanksgiving!

Soulstress November 25, 2008 at 3:19 PM

I've taagged u EB..rules on my blog:)

Super Dave Van Buren November 25, 2008 at 3:55 PM

I'm thankful for being able learn from my past and move forward. The ability to grow and improve is always important to me.

Raven November 25, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Great list! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thoughts of a Southern gal November 25, 2008 at 4:49 PM

I'm thankful for my son and his good health and for my job.

MR. CHAP November 25, 2008 at 5:06 PM

I'm thankful for my friends. I'm thankful for God giving me the drive to pursue my dreams. Im thankful that I found your site..

have a wonderful holiday

Brothers Blog November 25, 2008 at 5:27 PM

Excellent list of things to be thankful for. Have a Happy thanksgiving.


And Hi hater! lol

ShonaVixen November 25, 2008 at 5:59 PM

I'm thankful for life, my family, my friends and God's love!!

Video Vix[o]n November 25, 2008 at 7:12 PM

some good things to be thankful for.

lmao @ Katt, funny ass dude, but so true.

we're thankful for you Eb. keep being that RBW.

..*..tlc..*.. November 25, 2008 at 8:18 PM

I'm thankful that I am one step closer to being the woman I want to be.

I'm thankful for being able to move on from the past.

I like this post....i might steal it! :)

CC November 25, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Love the Kat Williams bit.
After my angry blog it's hard to focus on the positive but I am thankful for my health, that I have a job in this tough economy and that even though these guys are working my nerves I still get to get out the house and go somewhere on a Saturday night!

dejanae November 25, 2008 at 10:03 PM

im grateful for my fam
especially the pops

clnmike November 25, 2008 at 10:13 PM

Great post, I am thankful I lived long enough to see a black president, that trumps all others for me.

higherhighslowerlows November 25, 2008 at 10:16 PM

I am thankful for my husband who loves me even though my credit is horrible!

Qucifer November 25, 2008 at 10:21 PM

awww such a happy post!, I Love Katt Williams.. he is just so.Damned.Much

Kin'shar November 25, 2008 at 10:23 PM

hey thats great girl....but hey how do you block ip addresses??

hit me on dammysgirl@verizon.net

Diamond November 25, 2008 at 10:50 PM

That is a great list! Many more blessings to you!

Kit (Keep It Trill) November 26, 2008 at 12:55 AM

Amen to all seven, and for me, especially #4. I am a survivor.

Darius T. Williams November 26, 2008 at 8:07 AM

These are really good things to be thankful for - but for me? I'm thankful that I'll be in the Caribbean this Saturday!

princessdominique November 26, 2008 at 8:18 AM

Hey Eb,

Congrats on finding a church. That's sooooo important. I'm so selective. I love your whole list. Enjoy your holiday lady.

ToshaRenelle November 26, 2008 at 9:52 AM

I am thankful for everything in my life! When it think about it, in the end, the good and bad, all shapes the woman that I am today, and who I will become in the future. So, I'm THANKFUL for the gift of life. Love you haters! Muah!

glennishamorgan November 26, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Great list! We should all be thankful and have things we're thankful for.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts November 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM

That's a great list.

I am just thankful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me. I am forever thanksful.

12kyle November 26, 2008 at 12:27 PM

i'm thankful for to have air in my lungs and blood flowing through my veins. far too often we complain about life...but we do have life...and that's important

also thankful for the 3 best lil boys that a man could ask for as well as a wife who puts up with me.

DB November 26, 2008 at 11:01 PM

-i'm thankful for the people in my life who truly care about me and me about them.

-about still having my job

-about being alive

Keli November 26, 2008 at 11:54 PM

There is so much to be thankful, even during dark times...

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

tiltedhalo November 27, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Been a lurker for a minute...

This was a very beautiful post. So much to be thankful for and you stated it so eloquently and beautifully. Don't know why this post brought me out of lurkdom, but it truly touched me and made me think of all the things I am thankful for and I just wanted to let you know that.

I'm especially thankful for my family, having a job (that stresses me greatly), but pays the bills, and for life. All too often I complain about this and that, but I'm thankful that the Lord has seen fit to spare my life each and every day. Thank you, Lord.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Eb.

suite STL November 29, 2008 at 6:21 PM

I'm thankful for blogs like this that give me a joy on a boring weekend.

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