Tis’ the season for expressing thankfulness. And for the first time in a long time, I’m truly feeling the spirit of the season. So I am going to make a partial list – in no particular order – of things I am thankful for this year.
I am thankful for landing the low-paying, non-impressive admin job of my dreams! All those years climbing the corporate ladder and chasing the Next Big Thing pale in comparison to these past months helping to make a small difference in my community. I hope everyone has the opportunity in their lives to feel so good about their work.
I am also thankful for the awesome view from my office. And that I have an office in such a beautifully restored historic building. I am a very lucky girl.
I am thankful for the time and inspiration to pursue my art. I have no intention or delusion about being an “Artist”, but I am nothing if I’m not making something. And now that my career is no longer sucking the creative life out of me, I foresee only goodness going forward.
I am thankful that I’ve misplaced my phone. I last saw it the day before Thanksgiving, which means it’s probably sitting on my desk at work. And it can just sit there until next Tuesday, for all I care.
I am thankful that I have a FIVE day weekend! I have never worked for a company that gave the day off after Thanksgiving, and here I have the following Monday off, too (as comp time for working next weekend). I do not know what I’m going to do with all this time, but I’m going to enjoy every second of it.
I am seriously thankful for all of my wonderful friends who have supported, sustained and entertained me during all the bad times. You mean the world to me. SERIOUSLY.
I am thankful for my fabulous cousins who have been equally supportive and grounding in recent years. They have been the sisters I never had, the best of my childhood memories, and the superior selection of our shared DNA. Thank you for being you!
And, of course, I’m thankful for my own family. As I was driving home from my mother’s last night, I was thinking that despite being part of a hybrid family, I am fortunate that all the whole/step/half siblings (and their progeny) are really good people. We are all so very different, but we are all well-meaning, hard-working folk who get along and enjoy each others company. I’m sure their are many a “traditional” family that would kill for that kind of harmony.
And a specific shout-out to my mom who is not only an all-around cool person, but is a passionate and exceptional cook. This Thanksgiving dinner was one of the best. Good job, Mom!
I am also thankful for my sweet little home, my ever expanding garden, an amazing hometown, the three best felines a girl could ever hope for, mountains, snow, country roads, great neighbors,
and Dickel. 😉
Happy Thanksgiving, Y’All!!!