first and foremost, the quirky, lovely, loving, funny, wonderful, supportive, caring, talented (is that enough adjectives?) people I call my family.
- that I have a job and insurance
- that my family has enough to eat and a place to sleep and clothes to wear
- that we are able to laugh
- that the internet has brought me new and wonderful friends whose lives I get to share
- that our family is always growing to include new people. It doesn't dilute who we are but makes us a stronger unit
- that George Bush will be out of the White House come January 20th
- that I can download free books on tape and listen to my heart's content
- that my children are grown and can make their own decisions even if I don't agree with them
- that I seem to have a guardian spirit who keeps me out of trouble
- that there are talented people who come up with new and interesting patterns for me to knit and who make rovings that are too beautiful for words
- and many things I will think of during the day and wish I had remembered to write down.
I am grateful for the things I have learned from all of you and the time you take to share your thoughts and ideas with me. And I want to leave you with this thought as the holidays descend upon us and we get carried away with it all:
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. -E. Kubler-Ross
Go out and be the light. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.