As the leaves change colors and begin to fall from the trees,
As the frost decorates my windshield each morning,
As the debate to “turn on the heat” continues (but what if the temperature goes back up to 70?),
As the calendar pages narrow down,
I have a thankful heart!
My Top Ten!
for my family far and near,
including the cutest 6 month old (yep, half a year) grandson in the world;
for my friends near and far,
whether face-to-face, on twitter, “slicers” or blog readers;
for our veterans both here and gone,
as well as the four generations of family who have served;
for the curiosity of children (and adults),
who dream, imagine, and create a better world;
for the teachers, administrators, and volunteer boards,
who generously give and give and give their time and hearts;
for the farmers who provide our food,
even though I sometimes resent sharing the roads mile after mile;
for the authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers,
who provide so many choices of materials to read/learn from;
for everyone who shares a minute, a laugh, a kind action,
that brightens up days and / or lives of strangers and those less fortunate;
for this great Earth, our melting pot of people,
the air, wind, water, resources, strength, and renewal:
And most of all, for this moment, this single point in time,
that allows me to share my thoughts and my gratitude!
What are you thankful for?
How will we know?
Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.