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Booking Through Thursday - Gratitude

Deb at Booking Through Thursday says:

Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on. So–just for today–Spread a little positive thinking - how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?

Wow, only seven, that could be challenging.

I am thankful for:

My wonderful partner Laurie and our home filled with love and comfort and joy. Laurie brings children and families into our home as part of her work in the world. And, though it's taken me awhile to get used to all the activity and noise and chaos that infants and toddlers bring with them, I find it enriching my life in amazing ways. Laurie is my #1 support and champion.

My amazing family: sisters, dad, stepmom, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren. They are all strong, independent people who I don't tell often enough how much I love them.

My friends who love me in all my weird ways, who laugh with me regularly, play music and sing with me, share visions and dreams, ups and downs and are always there for me.

My community. Portland is an amazing city that often feels like a small town. My roots grow deep here. It's often voted one of the greenest cities; I sometimes forget that the rest of the world isn't always this progressive. I live in a bubble.

My country. It's been a long time since I've been able to say this. We have for so long lived under a mantle of fear and divisiveness. I finally have some hope for our nation and for the rest of the world. Let the work - and the healing - begin!

Mother Earth and all her beauty and bounty. May we learn to respect her and find ways to heal our relationship with her.

My health; that I have access to good healthy food and clean water; that I am able to retire comfortably; that I have choices about my spiritual path; and lots of good books to read.

OK, I cheated, that's really more than seven. But there's so much to be grateful for - and thank you, Deb, for giving me the nudge to remember that and write about it.



May all be fed; may all be healthy;
may all be happy; may all know peace.

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8 comments:

softdrink said...

That's a lovely post, Terri. Happy Thanksgiving!

3M said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Terri!

Lezlie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Terri!
Lezlie

Yolanda said...

I hope you have a terric one form a fellow oregonian.

Bogsider said...

A beautiful post. Happy Thanksgiving.

Smilingsal said...

Happy Booking Through Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving! Please come see my list. http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/

only a movie said...

What a lovely post. I live in Portland, Maine - it is a similar bubble to your Portland. :-)
Hope you had a lovely holiday.

gwenlyn said...

Happy Thanksgiving, T. You and yours are certainly on my gratitude list today!
love, g.