Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for:

  • Four wonderful, healthy boys who challenge, inspire and teach me every single day
  • Acts of kindness from friends, neighbors and strangers
  • A close-knit community
  • A church that welcomes my children as valuable members of the faith community
  • Technology! I couldn't live the life I do without the Internet.
  • The ability to read. Did you ever stop and wonder how much richer your life is because you know how to read?
  • Red wine and coffee
  • My woodstove
  • Our puppy, who, like my boys, challenges me daily, but brings so, so much to our lives.
  • The Muppets (this one might be because I saw The Muppet Movie today, but c'mon -- I really think the Muppets make the world a better place)
  • Quiet times for reflection
  • Camping trips with my boys
  • Hikes in the woods
  • Plentiful work -- and the ability to make a living doing interesting work I enjoy
  • Online communities that create real-life connections (FLX!)
  • The fact that I am still standing, four years into the recession and one year post-divorce. While so many in the world struggle, I still have my children, my friends, my home and my family, and that is everything.
Thanks for sharing the journey with me.

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

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