Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gratitude II

With Thanksgiving Day almost upon us, I thought I'd take a moment to express appreciation for what's good in my life:

Things I'm Thankful For

1. My health - it's been a tough road, but I'm really lucky to have all my limbs, my eyesight, my mobility, my strength. Although I've done a lot of hard work in eating right, exercising, managing my blood sugar, etc., I am also grateful that I managed to have two terrific physicians on my team. Good, caring doctors who LISTEN are hard to find. I'm also grateful for my generous boss and to have health insurance.

2. My brothers - Having roots and people in your life who will support you no matter what is a blessing. David reads my blog almost daily and James checks in to chat every couple of weeks or so. There both good people and I love them dearly.

3. My friends - The family you meet along the way in your life. There are some close friends who have dropped out of my life due to this and that and the other thing. But for the most part, I remember the time we spent together fondly. I hope they feel the same. For those currently in my life--I am grateful to know such a diverse collection of warm and wonderful people.

4. Being employed - Maybe I'm not doing what I really want to be doing, but it's good to have a paycheck. I am fortunate enough to have a great deal of flexibility and freedom in my jobs. Not many people can say that...

5. The Internet - And endless source of amazement and amusement. Thank you, Al Gore!

and last but not least, a random collection of things that make life worth living:

6. The ocean, Jif Creamy peanut butter, Trader Joe's, my iPod, Netflix, Craigslist, puppies, the public library and a holiday dedicated to eating turkey!

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