What five things are you most grateful for from 2011?
My husband and boys are energetic and loving, funny and inspiring. They warm my heart and hold my hands.
And they make me laugh: this morning, my eldest son arrived at preschool and announced: “Mama, you forgot to give me any underwear so I’ve got nothing under my pants!”
I am grateful for my children.
In early January 2011, I drove myself to the ER after midnight with acute abdominal pain. After 24 + hours of testing and observation, and a misdiagnosis of appendicitis, I went home with a handful of prescriptions and no answer for what I had experienced. Fortunately, I did not suffer another attack of the mystery ailment.
I am grateful for my health and wellbeing.
His unwavering love for us resonates even on those days when he is ignored, pushed aside, or scolded. He was our first baby, and since human boys # 1 and # 2 were born, his place in the household hierarchy has dramatically declined (and he knows it). Even so, he remains a sweet and steady presence in our home.
I’m forgetful and scatterbrained at times and I can’t remember how to get somewhere until I’ve driven there at least a dozen times, but I’m grateful to the ability to capture thoughts and ideas on paper, and for the joy that writing brings.
It’s challenging, interesting and unthreatening. Unlike other places I’ve worked before, I am surrounded by like-minded, hard-working, intelligent and fun people. We’re doing real things to help real people eat better, and live better. I am grateful to be employed.
Prompted by Reverb11