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Archive for March 10th, 2009

A Gratitude List

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

floridatraingraffiti.jpgWhat a good life I live. I am so grateful.

The weather is rainy and gray today, but my life is full. I just had lunch with friend Cynthia and it made me exceedingly happy for the way my life is right now.

Occasionally I like to write a gratitude list, for whatever pops into my head at the moment. Here is one (no doubt incomplete) for today:

  • My beloved Brian.
  • Friends and family who love me and respect my life path.
  • A good relationship with my Mother.
  • A “freelance” livelihood in a city that actually is full of opportunity for such work.
  • Students/Customers/Blog Readers who make my livelihood fulfilling.
  • The Internet, which allows me to fill out that career fully, with the world as my audience.
  • Computers that work and help me do my job.
  • Dance, Knitting, Music, Poetry, Artful Food and Relationship: all artforms that enhance my life.
  • Yarn, wool, color, and a mind that puts them together in endlessly fascinating ways.
  • Beloved children of other people… who make my life more interesting and full.
  • A car that is 11 years old, paid off, 138,000 miles, runs fine and looks almost new.
  • A colorful house in a neighborly area of a friendly city.
  • Being alive and primarily healthy, being able to walk, dance and climb stairs, being able to speak out loud and even sing (I once spent 31 days without a voice).
  • Being 50 years old (some loved ones have not been this lucky).

May fridathecat16.jpgyou also find things for which to be grateful, on this March day.

Photos:
1) Graffiti on side of railroad car, taken just over a week ago in the middle of Florida. It sure looks different than most big-city train graffiti I see.
2) Frida the cat, in Jacksonville, Florida, looking as content as I feel right now.