Today I am thankful for…
The unbelievable clear blue sky
The pristine snow that sparkles like crystal in the unobstructed sunshine
The scar under my right shoulder that reminds me of a rough year that I survived
My sloppy, graying hair that now falls past my shoulders
The other hair that I frequently see in my closet, perfectly coifed, but unneeded, for now
The abundance of jeans in my closet, covering three different sizes
All four of my children, because the world is a better place with them in it (even if I was selfish to have so many)
My house…it is so much more than I ever expected to have
My husband, because he loves me and I love him. That covers everything.
The fact that my husband and one daughter are now in Alaska, because it wasn’t that long ago that he wouldn’t leave me
The time I’ve been given to learn
The joy of smelling food, then eating it, without getting nauseated
The ability to take a really deep, relaxing breath
The knowledge that these little things aren’t little, they are EVERYTHING
That I realize we are all walking on a tightrope. But, that, for now, I’ve figured out how to keep my balance.
That I got that call that brought me to my knees and was able to be lifted back up.
That I believe in God, because that’s where I find peace. Even with Russia in the Ukraine.
Beaches, because when I see sand I’m reminded of how long things have been here before me, and will be after me
The ocean, because it reminds me that even things that are dark and cold can produce beautiful life.
Speaking of dark and cold…
Today, when I awoke, it was 5 degrees. Later, it got up to ten degrees…
More than anything else, today I am thankful for turtlenecks and goose down coats and comforters.
When the warm weather hits, I’ll research just what happened to those geese….but for now, I just wanna thank ’em!