Getting started early on my Thanksgiving Thanks:
With this year, with this month – hell, with this week (!) – it sometimes seems like there isn’t a lot to be thankful for. But of course, in reality, there is everything to be thankful for. I live a blessed, blessed life and I thank the universe for it every day.
Thank you so my wonderful family. To my parents, my brother, my sister-in-law Kim, my cousins, my aunt. Thank you to my chosen family of friends. You all know who you are, and I couldn’t live without you. Thank you to Paul’s family, with whom we will be sharing Thanksgiving. And thank you to my Paul. I love you. And OF COURSE, thank you most of all for Evie, and to Evie. If life isn’t whole, it is at least wholesome. And that is pretty perfect.
Facebook memories reminded me that this day pictured below was exactly 2 years ago. Evie wasn’t even a blink in our eyes. I had just ran my first ever 5 miles and I had quit drinking. The quitting drinking didn’t stick (at least not that time), but on Thanksgiving Day – in a romantic Best Western in Coalinga, something else stuck. The rest (as they say) is history :).
I cannot believe how life has changed since that day. I think I am happy and healthier now. (I’m 30 lbs lighter now, but Evie probably weighs much more than that, so I guess my net weight in the universe is about the same LOL! I somewhat regularly run 5 miles (although I still hate it! 🙂 .)
I am grateful for so much and I am trying my best to recognize it and give back just a bit more than I take. I am grateful for my health (although I am sick as a dog right now!) I am lucky enough to work from home today, but I’m blogging instead of working right now (sorry Justin!) Thank you to Justin, my boss, who I adore, and to my dear, cherished closest colleague Greg. I am sitting at home working, drinking lemsip, and wearing a scarf. (Thank you, Mum, for bringing the lemsip – that magical English remedy. And thank you to Evie’s nanny Frances for giving me the vapor rub, which I put in a boiling water with a towel over my head!)
And mostly? Mostly I am grateful for PIE!! 🙂