On Facebook, I am participating in Thirty Days of Thankfulness. Some are silly. Some are more emotional. But every morning I stop for a minute to think of one thing for which I am truly thankful. It’s an excellent exercise in gratitude. Seeing others’ posts has also taught me a little something about how lucky I am. So here are my “thanks” from Week 1.
Day 1: Today I am thankful for my family — who never fail to surround me with love in good times and bad.
Day 2: Today I am thankful that sweater-vests are back in style. Hooray for fall fashion.
Day 3: Today I am thankful for non-fat lattes and my wonderful husband willing to go out first thing in the morning to get one for me!
Day 4: Today I am thankful for turning the clocks back. One extra hour on this lazy Sunday morning is fine by me.
Day 5: Today I am thankful for my job. Even on a Monday, I look forward to starting a new week and know how blessed I am to be in a good place with good people, doing something I love.
Day6: Today I am thankful for democracy. Yes, our system of government is flawed, but it’s still the best system there is. And I’m truly thankful I live here, and not somewhere else. Vote, please.
Day7: As ever, my friends are deeply divided in their response to yesterday’s election; but, again, I am thankful for our right to share our opinions and our voices. I do hope at the end of the day I will be thankful for the end of campaigning.
Day 8: Today I am thankful audio books. Although I was very late to the audio book game, I am so grateful that I can still read with less time to do so. The Listening Library series of Harry Potter books has also allowed me to share a reading experience with all three of my sons, which is pretty cool.