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We have all known them at some point in our lives.
The One Uppers.
When Robby and I were newlyweds, we were neighbors with a very talented couple of One Uppers.
We got a new TV.
THEY got a new tv (it was more expensive)
We found a deadly spider in our apartment.
THEY found a deadly spider in their apartment.
(It was bigger. And more deadly!)
We got in a tiny fender bender (c'mon!.....those Rexburg winter roads are a joke!)
THEY got in a tiny fender bender.
(the damage was MUCH worse, and they were suffering whiplash symptoms.)
I had cancer.
THEY BOTH had cancer and surely they would die within days.
(ok none of us had cancer, but we DO like to joke that they most definitely would have one upped us, even if we had cancer.)
On and on it went.
Nine years later we still talk about The One Uppers and laugh, and we always make it a game of one upping each other, and really, we are quite good at it.
(seriously though, the two of us can turn just about anything into some kid of competitive game)
We had a recent conversation about one-upping, and after we finished I continued to think about it.
It doesn't always have to be a bad thing, coming as a result of comparing our's to another's.
We can "One Up", by simply thinking beyond.
Yes I am thankful for fall color,
but I am also thankful to look up and see the bare tree that so willingly dropped the color down to the ground.
I am thankful for family and friends, and this happy holiday week,
but I am also thankful for the roads that connect us all together.
I am thankful for my babies,
and so thankful for a strong healthy body that brought them into this world.
I am thankful for our soon-to-be-had Thanksgiving Feast
(especially the mashed potatoes....),
and also thankful for the hands that will pass those potatoes across the table, and know that they are thankful for me also.
I am thankful for for a husband who works so hard at his job and schoolwork,
but also thankful in the most sincere and non-cliche' way that he is my bestest bestest friend. Forever. In the whole wide world. BBFF.ITWWW!!
I am thankful for a house that is cozy and warm,
and even more thankful for the people I share it with.
There is always something to be thankful for, and always always something not far beyond that.
I have absolutely LOVED reading all the sweet (and some hilarious on this post!) comments of what you all are thankful
for each day I post.
I am thankful that this little blog is a fun creative outlet for me, and I enjoy sharing little bits of how we live with you.
Even beyond that I am so thankful for great people I have met,
and "met", cyberly speaking,
because of it.
good, great, people.
and you and you.
What are YOU thankful for this week?
and how can you "one up" it?