I try really hard to be thank full each and everyday, and to express my joy for the countless blessings that comprise my life each and every day, not just at Thanksgiving.
I am full of thanks this year. Dave is healthy, really that is enough to fill me with thanks, but lucky me, there is so much more.
I am thankful for my kids, my heart swells with gratitude when I look at them. I feel an inadequate and incompetent parent many days, but always, always Thank Full.
I am thankful for my family, far away though they are. I am thankful that they will be together tomorrow and I know that they will miss us as much as we miss them. How great is that? To have a family that enjoys being together and loves. Thank Full!
I am thankful for my friends. Here, there, everywhere. It is amazing to me that I have friends at all, so when I stop to think about all the people all over the world that I care for and that care for me, it is almost overwhelming. I am not worthy, but wow, am I Thank Full!
Those are the big things. But still there is more I have to give thanks for.
Over the last few months, with all that has gone on, Dave’s health, the move back to Alaska, I have been pretty narrowly focused and have felt like I “can’t see the forest for the trees”.
So, looking closer at those trees, this is what I found, a forest Full of Thanks. And I am truly THANK FULL for:
dear darling Entropy rejoining our family, our cozy little house, the csa I just discovered that will bring me good organic produce each week, the chance for our kids to learn a 2nd language, the chance for me to learn a 2nd language, Dave’s steady job, an old blue honda minivan, not having a newspaper route, a gym membership, a diverse school for the kids, the beauty of the mountains that greet me each day, rediscovering old friends, making new friends, the time to bake bread, volunteer opportunities, a welcoming church, daily walks with the dog, the park 3 blocks away, the gas stove, water and ice in the frig door, non-hideous furniture, my really funky and warm winter boots, visitors, postcards in the mail, emails from near and far, facebook, my cell phone and the crazy number of minutes we have a month, the end of the election cycle…
I could go on and on and on… there is much for which to be Thank Full!