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REFLECTIONS BOUNCE BACK AND LIGHT YOU UP, TOO
I'm thankful for the obvious things that quietly light up my life every day. The things I don't notice, the things I take for granted, the things I've become so familiar with that they fade into the humming background until, like a sudden ray of sunshine, my notice and regards falls upon them and illuminates them; makes them new.

My funny, freaky, healthy, smart children. My husband who puts up with much more from me than he probably ever expected. The commitment that we hold for each other. My beautiful cozy home. My far-flung family: mom, sister, brother, in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles. The friends I hold dear to my heart, all of you around the world who make me smile every day.

I'm thankful for work that stimulates and pleases me. For the choices I have in so many things. For my eyes to see and read with, for my ears to hear and listen with, for laughter and conversation and simple greetings as I pass by.

What more? Soap. Electricity. Circuit boards and calculators. Indoor plumbing and running water. Telephone lines and the postal service. Online book stores. Refrigeration. Carbonation. Spontaneity. Good will. Knock-knock jokes and monster hats. Birth control. Good memories. To-do lists and wish lists. Strong fingernails. Good dental care. Mattresses. Typing classes in 8th grade. Letters in the mail. Money in the bank. Massage therapists and modern medicine. Leftovers. Recommendations. Blog comments.

I recognize the blessings in my life and for that, above all, I'm most thankful.
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mood: thankful
music: Girlyman—Hold It All At Bay


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Thanksgiving blessings

I am thankful for being able to get out today to visit a friend in a nursing home. I visited with Betty (who when I asked how old she was, said, I know I am older than 80, younger than 90!) but she was tired and went to take a nap. I ended up talking with a lady who was continuing to say, where am I? I thought, why not visit with her while I wait? We all ended up eating Thanksgiving Dinner with her and Betty.

It was very lovely and I am so thankful for the para transit bus that took me as I broke my leg two weeks ago!

Joy

Re: Thanksgiving blessings

I don't know how long it takes a broken leg to recover, but O!! how I sympathize with you. That's gotta suck.

Re: Thanksgiving blessings

I could be in my cast up to 3(!) months. That's the worse case scenario because I have diabetes. I am crossing my fingers that it's less than that. I get around in a wheel chair because the school I work at has loooooong hallways. This is quite the challenge!

Joy

Aren't you thankful for A-Maize-Ingly Corny puns as well?

What a great post. You capture the spirit of the holiday as always. I am always thankful that I know you (and hopeful that you'll move closer...)

I AM thankful for puns, and for you :)

Lovely post Liz.

thanks, my friend :)

(Anonymous)

It's the last paragraph stuff that we always forget about isn't it? Thanks for reminding me!

-Heather

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