While I was deep in thankful thoughts, and saliva, my dental hygienist explained the different types of saliva and why it was good to have it. “Uh, gross,” I gurgled through the suction and scraping. And then it hit me. Thank God for this woman! I would never in a million years be able to do her job. She’s telling me about the usefulness of saliva for Pete’s sake! If it weren’t for her and others like her I would never get certain things done, like, have pearly whites.
For example, I hate feet. I only want to touch my own and even then I’m not a huge fan of it. So, if it weren’t for all the nail spa places I’d never get a pedicure and I’d probably have the feet of a Hobbit. And so would most of the ladies I know. Shudder.
The same holds true for nurses. My mom is a nurse and I often think about how hard it must have been changing diapers at home and then heading to work to change more diapers. She also sometimes gave my sister and I our shots when we didn’t want the doctor to do it. Total brats, I know, but I am not sure I could give shots or draw blood! And speaking of needles and stuff, what about veterinarians? God bless ’em for doing that freakin’ fecal test on Lloyd every now and again. (He pretty much ignores me for a day afterward.) Can you imagine if you had to do that to a horse!?! So today, I am thankful for those who do the jobs that I couldn’t do and do them well. What are you thankful for today?
I loved this post. I HATE feet too. YUCK!
I am thankful for a daughter who wants to tell me her dream the SECOND she wakes up.
I'm totally right there with you. I often think about the jobs I could never do and how wonderful it is that there are people who enjoy doing them.
Today, I am especially thankful for my husband.
Great post! It's good to be reminded to focus on all I have to be thankful for – a great wife and kids, a good job, and good health, among the many things.
Feet are disgusting. It takes some special people to grind out others' callouses.
I am totally thankful for veterinarians! My pup has been sick this summer and experienced many fecal tests. I couldn't do it!!!
I am thankful for garbage men. That is a job that I could never do, but I am glad someone does it!
This might be your most random and yet utterly perfect list of things to be thankful for yet! 🙂
I'm thankful for nurses too, because without them, I wouldn't be able to do my job and take care of kids =)