|Miracle on 34th Street|
Now we are all snuggled up eating Turkey soup and watching Miracle on 34th Street (a Thanksgiving tradition). In honor of the day, let me leave you with today's gratitude list.
- Hubby - My Hubby is a prince among men. Not only did he let me sleep in, but he cooked the turkey and picked up and dropped off my mother so that she could join us. The thing is that this is not unusual. He is a lovely, gentle soul who really does make my life nicer.
- My boys - Warning: I am not remotely objective. I am incredibly proud of my sons. They are both smart, kind, socially aware young men. I love that they both actively strive to make the world a better place.
- Our home - We are undoubtedly blessed to have a nice house in a safe neighborhood, but we have more than that. We have a home. The kind of home that comes from the love, & respect that the residents have for each other.
- Peace - I have not always lived in safe or peaceful circumstances. It has been a central desire of mine to make sure that my children do (at least, when they are with me). I love that none of us need fear each other. Disputes happen (we are human), but yelling is the exception and name calling is very, very rare. Physical expressions of anger are practically unknown.
- Knitting - I have a bumper sticker that says "I Knit So That I Don't Kill People". A bit extreme, I know, but really not that far off of the mark. Knitting brings me peace when I am upset or overwhelmed. I believe strongly that everyone needs their knitting (although I do acknowledge that knitting is not everyone's knitting).
- Books - Reading is my refuge. A good book can't be beat for sheer escapism. Even as a child, I treated books as my cave. I grew up in a very volatile home. When the going got rough and rowdy I would retreat to my room with a book to escape. I was, and sometimes still am, a book a day reader.