My mom used to make us sit around the table, hold hands, and say what we were thankful for. We rolled our eyes. We made snide remarks. But she was persistent and wouldn’t let us eat Thanksgiving dinner until we did it. Many years later, I’m thankful for this yearly memory. It makes me laugh. So here are a few things that I’m thankful for.
I’m thankful that I’ve lived in so many different places. I’m thankful that I know how to swim. I’m thankful that my son lives. I’m thankful that I grew up in a family with books. I’m thankful that my husband handles my quirks with grace and humor. I’m thankful that he has such a fantastic singing voice and that he uses it so often.
I’m thankful that I’m surrounded by amazing people. I’m thankful that my life is charmed enough that I can worry about small things. I’m thankful that my daughter pats my face when she sees me. I’m thankful that I found those purple heels elsewhere for 40 bucks cheaper. I’m thankful for blog comments because they make me feel connected. I’m thankful that I write even when it’s inconvenient. Or hard. Or tiring, or baffling to others. It’s my high. It saves me.
What are you thankful for? Have a wonderful day, everybody.
You have a wonderful day, Mercedes. I have a bucket load of thankful over here, too.
Enjoy the day, Mercedes.
I’m thankful I discovered so many wonderful writers on the internet. (You may barf now). 😀
I’m thankful for you and said as much on my writing blog. Friends don’t let friends embarrass each other? Oops. Forgot for a moment there. Love ya! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Mercedes. 🙂
Happy Turkey Day : )
ditto to the list of things to be thankful for…except for the sparkly, purple heels. Maybe.
I’m with Cate. Thankful for discovering so much talent and making new writer friends 🙂