Posted by: Lori Schmidt Lutze | October 3, 2009

thank you gratitude thank you p.s. maya angelou

ConnieJoyce (C. J.) contacted us this week to get a referral for a chiropractor.  Joyce is a firm believer in getting yourself cracked occasionally so that all your parts stay in good working order.  Joyce believes a good crack helps the spine, heart, and soul.  Lately C.J. has been experiencing a pain in the neck.  Honey, don’t we all share this little problem?! 

Let’s consider our aches on Spirit Sunday . . . so . . . what causes your pain in the neck?  Is it your damn bossy boss, hubby, ex, kiddo, toilet bowl ring, naughty ferret,, handyman, dirty clothes pile, or the lack of sunshine?  Might it be that you’ve been eating too many canned goods because your kid needs to make pencil holders at school?  Is it too much wine, your job, or your lack o’ job?  Whatever it is, a good chiropractic cracking may be just what you need! 

We passed along some doctor of chiropractic names to C.J. and then thought about what we’ve learned from our own Dr. Cracker.  Cracker believes that, in addition to a good spinal push and twist, an attitude of thankfulness about everything in life is HUGE.  From the moment we wake up until our head hits the pillow at night, Cracker says we are to be saying thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.  Thank you for our bed.  Thank you that we have a head.  Thank you that we have hair.  Thank you for our warm jacket.  Thank you for our cozy slippers.  Thank you for our latest wrinkle.  Thank you for the clouds.  Thank you for a safe trip.  Thank you for our pinky finger and little toe.  Thank you for the fun time we had at the party.  And on and on and on it should go all day long.  Just thank you thank you thank you thank you.

Now we admit that we try hard to say thank you thank you thank you thank you, but we often fall short.  We start out well in the morning and then we digress.  So we borrowed Stop Whining, Start Living by Dr. Laura from the library to help us meet this challenge.  And now instead of saying, “We don’t want to scrub the toilet,” we say, “Thank God that we have a toilet.”  We’re trying to do better.  So on Spirit Sunday, we recommit to thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.  For the big and small.  Just thank You for it all. 

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And P.S.  Sending good thoughts to Maya Angelou who is in the hospital.  And to P.St. and a little two year old who both have leukemia.  xoxo



  1. Joyce has always found it advantageous to be on a first name basis with all of her legion of medical providers, including Dr. AssMan. This makes it possible for her to recieve mini medical diagnoses, even at cocktail parties.

  2. I truly believe that thankfulness and a positive attitude is the way to go in life. Crap is going to happen to you no matter what, but it is how you manage it that makes all the difference in the world! Thanks for commenting on my blog, it led me to you!

  3. I am currently climbing a mountain of laundry, but I am thankful that I have a great washer and dryer. Now if I could only teach my kids and hubby to stop creating the laundry, I’d be in business. Glad I stopped by from SITS! Everyone could use a little gratitude in their day. Off to fold another load…..thankfully!

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