Thursday, November 26, 2009

Be Here Now: Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, which is my favorite holiday. Besides spending time today preparing a harvest feast and enjoying the pleasure of eating, today is a day when I spend some time counting my blessings. For the purposes of this blog post, I am going to limit myself to sharing with you my top ten.

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I am thankful for:
  1. My husband, who continues to be at my side ... for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health.
  2. My friends who are like family and my family who are like friends.
  3. My furry children, including our newest addition Sir Hiss. We got news yesterday when we took Sir Hiss to the vet that he is FIV and FeLV free. This means he can be added to our brood.
  4. All the self-help strategies that make living with chronic illness more manageable.
  5. All the tips, tricks and assistive technologies that make life fibro-friendly.
  6. All the caring and compassionate medical professionals that help me manage my multiple health problems in ways that empower and support me.
  7. All the advantages afforded me because I live in the age of technological and scientific advancement. I know that if I had been born in 1865 instead of 1965 I would not be here today to enjoy another Thanksgiving celebration.
  8. Contentment. I have finally reached a point in my life where I feel comfortable being the person I am. To paraphrase Madonna, "It only took me 40 some odd years to get it right!"
  9. My new found pursuits of daily blogging and writing a novel. Thank you Cyndie, NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo!
  10. Faith, hope and love. Hope makes life worth living, faith makes all things possible and love makes the world go 'round.
Happy Thanksgiving! May you relish your blessings and share your gratitude with the people and pets that make your life special.

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