Today is Thanksgiving so i'm going to take a moment here to be thankful for what's in my life. I am so grateful for what I have and what surrounds me. My friend Dian has been writing 39 things each day for 9 days so far that she has been thankful for. I am pretty amazed how she comes up with all of this on a daily basis but it has inspired me to write my own little list. Here are a few things that I am grateful for today:
- My friends and family.
They give me the courage to follow my dreams and be the best person I can be. I also am grateful for the family members I have lost and how they have impacted my life in such a profound way.
- Being in Nature
The place where I feel the calmest and happiest.
-The roof over my head and food on my plate (or hands)
I am fortunate to be able to have a shelter each night (no matter where that may be), and the ability to eat whenever I want
I am fortunate that I can do whatever I want, whenever I want to do it. I can hop in my car and drive for days if I feel like it. I have a voice and I can use it. I can say whatever I want and express my opinions.
-My dog, Max
He brings me such joy on a daily basis. I love all animals and we are fortunate to share this earth with them. Let's be kind to them.
I can move around freely, see, hear, feel, walk, take care of myself and the ability to go wherever I want to go.
-My human emotions
I can go on a journey without leaving the couch. I have the power to change moods, laugh, cry, and love.
I am also thankful for these smaller things in life that bring me joy:
a good meal
watching max play at the dog park
meeting new friends
having friends that stick around through everything
experiencing life through clear eyes
laughing out loud
exploring something new
a good book
learning something new
seeing things differently
being at the beach
taking a picture that makes me smile
making others smile through images
chocolate covered pretzels
a hand written note
So here I give thanks. Thank you for reading my blog and following my adventures. Your comments and thoughts have kept me going. I am thankful that I am able to explore, see new things and share it with you. This has been a wonderful exercise. I plan to do it often.