So this evening, tomorrow and all the year through I am thankful
for each and every one of You, the lawn guy, the postman, the pizza guy, our emergency workers and military friends. For protectors, defenders, advocates, and those who know how to lend a hand and just when to. For prayerful types and opinionated types and quiet types, shy types, confident types, loud types, pensive types, brainy types and all types, because the world would be boring without your very presence and the difference you bring to the day.
I am thankful for my past and all that was in it. For visits with girlfriends and reminders of my youth. I'm thankful for today and the chance to live it. I'm thankful for tomorrow and what it will bring. Laughter and tears, sorrow and joy, they give us depth: make us who we are.
Computers and laptops and fingers to type, a wooden kitchen table to sit at tonight. A cup of good coffee and mocha latte, a fantastic hair cut, Mary Kay. I'm thankful for freedom. Who wouldn't be? For choices and options and speaking freely. I'm thankful for pets that snuggle and warm. I'm thankful for winters that bring a good storm.
My cup runneth over with all that is good.
For everything practical and silly stuff too -- like flamingos, silly bands, Mr. Potato Head. I'm thankful for a cozy warm house, a nice car to drive, a job that I love. For pumpkin pies made and delivered to friends, for cookies dropped off and real creamery butter.
My list could go on, on and on. And on. So I'll say one more time, this evening, tomorrow and all the year through, I'm mostly just thankful. Yes, thankful for you.