I've had two friends, Amity and Deus ex Machina, post about being thankful recently. There is so much for which I am thankful. In no particular order...
Enough. I have all that I need and much of what I want. We have food, heat, shelter, clothing, reliable transportation, toys, and the ability to share what we have with those we love.
Relationships. There are so many people who enrich my life. I am lucky to have people to lean on bad days and to celebrate with on the good ones.
Vocation. I have found a job that I love, that allows me to give back and help make the world a bit brighter, and challenges me regularly. And provides me with a sufficient paycheck and time with my family. It is the best of all possible worlds, and I count my blessings daily.
Home. I love where I live, on this dead end road in this drafty old farmhouse. I love the change in seasons, and being able to experience heat in summer and snow in winter, the beauty of fall and and spring, and yes, even mud season! It's never boring around here, and I am grateful for the variety.
Optimism. My glass is always half full. I am glad to not be the Debbie Downer of the room.
Bestfriends. Knowing that you can call in an emergency, no matter the time of day or night, and have the unconditional support you need... it is a blessing.
Marriage. I am often struck by how lucky I am to have found someone to share my life with... and that it is truly a joint venture. Together we are raising two amazing children, and are growing closer with each passing year. I used to think that was true for everyone, but I now know just how blessed we are.