Grateful to have the necessities of life–food, clothing, shelter from the elements as winter closes in, reasonably priced medication for chronic conditions, and a lot of general good health otherwise.
Grateful for basic civil rights: the right to vote, to equal protection under the law, to privacy, to freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, and other legal protections.
Grateful for my family, all of whom are accounted for, in reasonable health, and on good terms with each other.
Grateful for literacy, and for a society that values literacy.
Grateful for my friends, who tend to ask little and give much, and to give me the space I need to be happy, among other gifts.
Grateful for technology that connects me to knowledge, wisdom, entertainment, and PEOPLE, that I couldn’t otherwise be in touch with.
Grateful for my beasts, past and present, who give me much comfort and joy in their simple companionship.
Grateful for the natural world, in all its ever-changing loveliness and challenge. I wilt if I’m away from the countryside for too long, and I delight in the places only lightly touched by human hands.
Grateful for little things–polarfleece; amaryllis flowers; organic certified-humane brown eggs; a new Elizabeth Hoyt historical (comes out on Tuesday!), kittens, snow flurries, and much more.
What are you grateful for? To one commenter, I’ll send a $50 Amazon gift card.