Thursday, November 26, 2009
It is good to have a day when you think of all the things you're grateful for. Because the chances are, there are probably quite a lot. I am grateful I woke up alive this morning (rather than dead). It is always good to be alive. I am grateful for my large and wonderful family. We all love each other - even when we don't. I am so thankful I have a place to live that is fairly well made, a stable job, a car that runs well (thank you toyota), my beloved computer, high-speed internet (what would I do without it?), a writing buddy (thank you Sheri!), cats that use their litterbox, a yard big enough to mow, leagues upon leagues of logging trails to walk with my foolish dog, Jonah, no smokestacks or bad smells in my town, an award winning bookstore within walking distance, leaves to rake, snow to shovel, peepers in the spring, fireflies blinking at the edge of my property on hot summer nights, and the ability to see the beauty that surrounds me no matter what the season.