Thursday, November 24, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #1016 Every by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 24, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #1016 Every by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 24, 2016

                               A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved

Every day in the summer we went to the beach, every month we took a nature walk,  every year we went to Thanksgiving dinner with my mother treating so no one had to work all day.


Every morning I make my husband's breakfast because he can't see as well anymore since the stroke. I get the tea ready and then I prepare his eggs just in case I'm not there when he gets up.

Every day I take care of many things for many people and what I am not taking care of I am worrying about so....perhaps you could say I worry every minute of every day. But that would sound very depressing so I won't say.

Every second of every day I am grateful. I am grateful to be alive - grateful to those who helped me stay alive, and thankful for the chance to be grateful.

I am grateful now for every second I received my entire life on this, the last day of my 60th year - I am grateful that tomorrow I will be 61.

I am grateful for my friends and family. My family by and large are my friends and my friends have become my family too so I am doubly blessed. I have two beautiful children who are good people - smart, generous, good at heart. I have been blessed with so much and I am so very grateful for my health - the sunshine I get to see everyday -or the rain  -both are beautiful in their own day.

This has been an amazing year  - I get to write and it will be produced, every moment is a gift -every one is a gift - every gift a blessing.

Thank you God for letting me come to this season. My mother and father - thank you -are still with us in pretty good shape for their ages. My husband, after the stroke, is much better and everyday is also a blessing.  My brother and my sister and her husband are all near, and that too is a blessing - and all their connections are mine, too, related by marriage and by friendship and by love.

Thank you God for giving me such bounty and on this day it is a special thing - but for me it is every minute of every day that I say thank you.


And thank you for this wonderful device and every person who invented it or developed it and produced it in faraway countries because I was able to walk in the sunshine and write this today. And I do not have to print anything on a piece of dead tree because all trees are my friends........

And now let's eat!!
        (No exit today, just an entrance to a wonderful food experience!  Hope everyone reading enjoyed their Thanksgiving!)

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315      
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

And I am grateful for you, every day. Really. Every day! Thanks for reminding us of the true importance of gratitude!