Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Our doctor calls my mother "The Bounce Back Kid." I am thankful for my mother's grit and determination that keeps her around and as active as she is.

I am thankful for family and friends.

My mother and I have a nice home and modest means.

I am grateful for the "fur people" who love me no matter what.

The list could go on, but those are the biggies.

It's so easy to grouse about life's irritations, but in the bigger picture -- we're fortunate that we're living in this era. Believe me, I've been researching past historical periods for my stories.

As I write this, the LBBs (little brown birds) are harassing the Stellar's jays that are infringing on their space. Now if the LBBs would locate the feeder I put out this past week, they could be thankful too.


Vaquerogirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your Mom and the LBB's. I have some here in the Bay Area too. They are called Tyrant Flycatchers (doncha luv it!) or Phoebes. They stand those Jays off and raise a flock of babies in my roofline!

the Goodwife said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yours!

gowestferalwoman said...

Happy belated thanksgiving!

and you are so right - im second generation off of the boat and I always think of how fortunate as a woman i am living in this day and age versus 1916 where I wouldnt even have the ability to vote...