Monday, November 24, 2008

Thankfulness

Since work is slow (thankfully), I thought I'd put together a little list of what I'm thankful for right now, at this precise moment:

1. I'm thankful for my son's ability to make me laugh. His giggle is contagious and it never fails to shake me out of a funk.

2. I'm thankful for my daughter's love of reading. She reads to herself, and she reads to others, including her brother. The times that I read to her are the most peaceful moments between the two of us, and I treasure that time together.

3. I'm thankful for my husband's even-balanced nature and willingness to be a partner in our relationship.

4. I'm thankful for Pandora, for keeping me company on long, boring work days.

5. I'm thankful that gas is hovering around $2/gallon, meaning our trip back to Cincinnati won't break the bank.

6. I'm thankful that I have more than enough to eat, and that my legs work and take me outside to run off the excess that I consume on a regular basis.

7. I'm thankful that I have a job in this economy.

8. I'm thankful that my friends have remained my friends even though we don't share a zipcode anymore.

9. I'm thankful for the relative peace in my world--both inner and outer. I know there are many, many places on earth that are not peaceful right now, and I know I am lucky to have the peace that I do. I hope that those who are not as fortunate as me have peace soon.

10. I'm thankful that members of my extended family want to see me and my immediate family over the holidays. In lots of families, that isn't the case at all.

Happy Thanksgiving to my three or four readers. I wish you a full table, a comfortable belly, and a peaceful day with as much (or as little) football as you care to watch!

3 comments:

Legion said...

And a happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. :D

Applecart T. said...

thank you.
you have a great attitude.

Applecart T. said...

i was not sure i fait accompli'ed this one.
such are the things i wake up with at 4 a.m.
i meant much more, but at least i said something.