22 November 2007

Things I am thankful for

I am healthy. My body is in good working order and I am fully mobile. I do not have to plan my days around whether or not I'll be able to get out of bed. I can afford health and dental insurance, and the time to visit doctors, so that I can stay that way.

I am fed. I can afford to eat three meals a day every day.

I am sheltered. I can afford the luxury of a roomy two-bedroom townhouse all to myself, in a safe neighborhood with good management.

I am employed. I have the freedom to choose my hours. I have the freedom to choose my clothing. I have the freedom to decorate my office space however I choose. I have the freedom of unlimited internet access for whatever I choose. I can do my work without being treated like a schoolchild.

I have a car. I can afford to keep it running.

I have a view. Twice a day every weekday, I drive over the most beautiful salt marsh in the world.

I have time. I can afford to pursue recreation and dreams.

I have good friends all over the world. They take me as I am without insisting that I be something that I am not. They share their days with me and allow me to share mine with them.

I have family. Some of them are beginning to understand that I am happy.

4 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

Great list. Thank you for the nudge, I think I'll do the same and make a list...

PS: I think I'm a NaNoFailMo. This saddens me, but I'm thankful my mortgage doesn't depend on the November novel...

Megadeus said...

Well said. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

MWT said...

NNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!11!!111oneoneoneexclamationpoint!

There's still time to make it to 10k! Gogogo! *cracks whip over Shawn*


Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Megadeus. :)

Anne said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving, MWT! I'm thankful that I am aquainted with you. :)