And my own thoughts for my family, my friends, my work, my dreams came in and out of my inner sight like guests at a celebration; in and out of the flickering light of a nighttime affair. More even than at the new years day, I think of the past year on Thanksgiving. I think all the way back to being a child and wondering what it meant to be thankful.
This year, I know, will stand tall among the years in my life. There are many things to remember. There is much to be thankful for. Here are the things that I am most thankful for:
- That my son's condition is known and that he is better and we are better at helping him.
- That my daughter is healthy and full of delight and a good big sister.
- For my wonderful wife; my heart, my love, my reason.
- To be still employed in such financial turmoil and to be doing work that I am proud of.
- For President Obama and to be a citizen of this country who elected him.
- For Dawn Zimmer, our new mayor of Hoboken - you also give me hope.
- For my great neighborhood and the caring people who make it our home.
- For everyone whose encouraged me to write, and to Lisa Belkin who let me guest blog on Motherlode and Louise Kinross who let me guest write on Bloom.
- For every act of kindness I received and gave.
- For good therapists and doctors and nurses and counselors and advocates.
- To be healthy.
- To have the use of my wits and faculties, and the will to use them well.
- For all the teachers I encountered.
- For my grandmothers who look over me and my uncle Harry and Aunt Agnes who were like grandparents to me.
- For the family that raised me and the one that I joined.
- For Richard and Shelia and everyone whose needed help in the hospital this year.
- For all the writers who inspired me and taught me and educated me.
- For all the moms and dads who visit my blog and encourage me.
- For my brother's PhD. and my sister's efforts to found a school.
- For another year to be kind and hardworking and helpful and full of hope.
There's too much to list really. It makes me wonder why I complain so much or ever think my days are bitter.
Please share what you're thankful for if you have a moment.