Hmmmm … maybe a more apocalyptic title then I intended but still … true. And let’s be real — all of us have worried at least once in the past two years that someone might accidentally, on purpose blow up the world. Or was that just me? No, I didn’t think so. But we’re still here: alive, breathing, kicking and screaming. I’m grateful to be here with you ass-kickers and world-changers and love-mongers.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s about food and gratitude. Right now I’m choosing to be positive versus negative and angst ridden and stressed, which has been my modus operandi since, well, you know who took office. Today I’m all about feeling grateful because even amidst the craziness, there is still so much to be thankful for.
Not super thrilled about the dangling preposition but seriously, if that’s the worst thing I have to deal with today, then I got no complaints.
What I’m Grateful for This Thanksgiving
Grateful today, tomorrow and yesterday for all these wonderful things.
- The right to vote and taking advantage of that privilege with enthusiasm to make my voice and opinion count.
- The goodness of people. There is evil in this world, no doubt about it, but there is also so much goodness too. I will always believe love trumps hate.
- Bruised, but not broken, America still stands proudly as the land of the free.
- My cat, Max. He killed a fly for me last weekend. He’s my hero.
- My family. They put up with me. Thank you.
- My friends. They also put up with me. Thank you.
- My cat, Max, again. Errr … he also puts up with me, although he has no choice.
- To make mistakes. To grieve and weep over them. To also move forward.
- To still be able to laugh every day. Sometimes even at myself.
- To both be privileged to live America and to also recognize that privilege.
- To believe; to hope; to dream; to opportunities; to change. I am grateful.
- To trust myself. I lost my way, a little bit, but I’m finding myself again.
- To another year in the books and another year to experience, hopefully with joy.
I feel a bit more reflective this year than I have in the past. Perhaps, because of everything going on the world or maybe growing older. Or both. Either way, I am grateful for so many things, including you, dear readers. You make blogging fun; you make my world expand.
In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m going to take the remainder of the week off and make the world a better place by … oh, who am I kidding? I plan on stuffing my face with loads of carbs while seeing how far my yoga pants will stretch. 😀
Max and I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by lots of yummy food and non-douchey (i.e. not racist) company.