Thursday, November 27, 2014

On this day... I am thankful

I give thanks for the following things (and many others I am forgetting, that will probably show up on next year's list):

*  I am thankful for this gorgeous tree that lives in my front yard and I am thankful
   that I have the blessing of eyesight so that I can see it, in every season, in all its
   glory (and a wonderful camera that captures it so beautifully), and for the pleasure
   of breathing in the fresh Autumn air.
*  I am thankful for a family that loves me. Not just that they do, love me, but that
   I KNOW they do.
*  I am thankful for all the things that bring laughter into my life.
*  I am thankful that I have been blessed with two amazing children, and an amazing
   "work-in-progress" life partner.
*  I am thankful that I wake up every morning in a free country, and for Internet!
*  I am thankful for the choices I am able to make about my life, and my body, and
   my health, every day.
*  I am thankful that I have food, clothing and shelter, and that I can share my wealth
   so that others have the same.
*  I am thankful that after nine years, and a very painful process, my brother and sister
   in law have the baby of their dreams.
*  I am thankful that I get to travel the world and experience the beauty of
   other cultures.
*  I am thankful for the support of good, kind, thoughtful, understanding friends
   who don't judge.
*  I am thankful that I can learn from past behavior, and do better the next time.
*  I am thankful for rainbows, and sunshine, and mountains, and rivers, and sunsets,
   and beaches, and the ocean.
*  I am thankful that I respected my own needs over the needs of others and chose
   not to make Thanksgiving dinner today.

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