Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanks

I always feel a little cheesy at Thanksgiving when everyone around the table has to share something they are grateful for. But I have so much goodness in my life. Here is an incomplete list:
  • Russell
  • Dorian
  • Russell's love for me
  • Dorian's sweet smiles and happy nature
  • my sisters, with whom i can talk about anything
  • my students, who let me be completely myself
  • my employers, who have given me my life as I know it
  • old friends
  • new friends
  • music
  • books. and the library.
  • opportunities to learn new things
  • unlimited possibilities
  • the power to choose
  • parents who taught me to think critically
  • a big family, with lots of nieces and nephews to love
  • electricity, running water, air conditioning, heat
  • indoor toilets
  • the internet
  • garbage pickup
  • computers
  • digital cameras
  • cell phones
  • money
  • the United States of America
  • inlaws who are so loving and generous
  • my house
  • my car
  • airplanes
  • funny tv shows like The Office and 30 Rock
  • sleep
  • cookie dough
  • forgiveness
  • truth

4 comments:

Ashley said...

Can I re-do my list now after reading yours?!?! You have lots of stuff that didn't really even cross my mind!

Marie said...

You lost me after I saw Dorian's picture. :)

Kelley said...

Hmm, I really like the cookie dough one. I am grateful for that, too, especially when it is chocolate chip-peanut butter-oatmeal cookie dough. :) Mmmmm.

Give your family lots of hugs and kisses from me when you see them. I miss you all so much.

the lunch lady said...

an excellent list!

Happy Thanksgiving!