For my health. Because mom is right: Health is the most important thing. With ill health, it’s very difficult to enjoy life and to focus on anything other than one’s ill health.
For my husband, who is also my best friend and biggest supporter. I’m still at awe whenever I think of how we met, narrowly escaping never meeting at all. Fate? Perhaps. Luck? For sure. I’m the luckiest woman in the world to share this journey with you.
For my children, who bring me immense joy (and also angst, let’s be honest) every single day and certainly keep me on my toes and keep life interesting.
For having a clean, safe, comfortable place I can call “home.”
For being able to afford keeping this place warm when it’s so chilly outside. My heart goes out to the homeless people I see on the streets this time of year. I am grateful for the wonderful organizations that support them and help them get back on their feet.
For all this food, glorious food surrounding me. For being able to purchase my food in a clean, modern supermarket. For having access to clean, safe water, and to all the food – basic or otherwise – I could ever wish to have. For having the knowledge that enables me to cook delicious, healthy recipes for my family and for myself.
For having easy access to modern medical services. Even if the price tag gets higher by the minute, I am still grateful to have highly qualified doctors and modern medical facilities nearby.
For everything that modern life offers me, even the things I usually take for granted such as plumbing and running water, electricity, modern roads, cars, not to mention the more recent wonders of computers, Internet and high technology.
To you, who are reading these words, especially my regular readers who have stuck with me for a long time now (I started blogging almost four years ago), you who keep coming back even though I can sometimes be mind-numbingly boring, even when I refuse to get personal, get too personal, self-promote, close comments, complain and whine and just desperately seek attention and validation, as all writers do.
Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!