Once again, it is another edition of Thankful Thursday. Thursday is the day I pause and reflect on how very fortunate I am. Even after all of the crap that I have endured the past few weeks, I realize that there is usually something big or small to be thankful for. Here is the time that I remind myself of that. I hope you will consider joining me.
My thankful list (in no particular order) is:
I am thankful for my extended family. My son and I visited my niece this past weekend and had a wonderful time. I am excited to see her - and the rest of my family - next week around the Thanksgiving table.
I am thankful for friends who reach out when things are going bad. They remind you that there is good in the world.
I am thankful for my dog who is always happy to see me and who likes to snuggle on these chilly Maine evenings. Between her and menopause, I am going to save a fortune on my oil bill this year.
I am thankful that my husband took time to try to fix the heat in my car.
I am thankful for a son with a driving permit who drove 13 hours this past weekend. I appreciate that he didn't complain once about being stuck in a car with me!
I am thankful for the dedicated teachers that spend so much time shaping our youth. I am especially thankful for the ones that maintain their passion 30 years after they started teaching.
I am thankful that I live in a community is willing to work together to save our local high school.
I am thankful for the up-coming holiday season.
I am thankful to live in a country where I can speak my views without being afraid.
I am thankful for medicine that makes me feel better.
What are you thankful for today?