What are we thankful for?

Greetings friends. I come to you from a dark place…well let’s not be dramatic. I’m fine. A little dark around the edges maybe, but with the ongoing race war, war for marriage equality, and war on women…America is dark right now. If there is anything I’ve learned from Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Battlestar Galactica, or any other nerd endeavor of mine…it’s that darkness can only be combatted by light. So this is my small attempt at that. This is something I’m doing this year and I encourage you to do it too!

Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year.


However, I don’t think I can wait until the new year. I really need, and I think we all do, some light right now. Rather than focus on the things in my life that suck right now or that I want to bitch about, I’m going to say what I’m thankful for. Let’s all do it, shall we? I’ll start. In no particular order.

1)I’m thankful for my health.

2)I’m thankful that my parents are still around. I love them so much.

3)I’m thankful that I live in a beautiful apartment that always makes me smile when I look at it.

4)I’m thankful for my gifts. Large and small.

5)I’m thankful for lilacs.

6)I’m thankful for theater.

7)I’m thankful for Starbuck and Pink! and Brandi Carlile and Kate Winslet and Barbra Streisand and Madonna and Hillary Clinton and Cate Blanchet and all the strong women/female fictional characters that I have looked up to my entire life and have shaped who I am.

8)I’m thankful for a love of reading.

9)I’m thankful that my brothers are finding their way in the world.

10)I’m thankful that when I called my father on Father’s Day that he was having a good day.

11)I’m thankful to have meaningful relationships in my life. So many people are not so lucky.

12)I’m thankful for a bedroom to retreat to.

13)I’m thankful for 80’s movies always bringing me joy.

14)I’m thankful for a good, healthy, meal.

15)I’m thankful for quiet time.

16)I’m thankful for the ocean.

17)I’m thankful for a nice, cold, drink.

18)I’m thankful for a misty grey rainy day.

19)I’m thankful for sunshine.

20)I’m thankful that I’m learning how to deal with rejection. Slowly but surely.

21)I’m thankful for my successes and my failures. They push me.

22)I’m thankful for my independence.

23)I am thankful, so thankful, for my Grandpa.

24)I am thankful to be an artist.

25)I am thankful to Sondheim, LaChiusa, Flaherty, Coward, Loesser, Tesori, for writing music that makes my heart sing.

26)I am thankful for technology.

27)I am thankful for my silly cop shows that bring me laughs and sometimes tears.

28)I am thankful for my intuition.

29)I am thankful for the love I feel in my life.

30)I am thankful for a clean house.

31)I am thankful for Disney and Pixar.

32)I am thankful for this blog giving me an outlet.

33)I am thankful that I’m a dreamer.

34)I am thankful for a nice outfit.

35)I am thankful for travel.

36)I am thankful for family heirlooms.

37)I am thankful for an afternoon nap.

38)I am thankful for a soak in the tub.

39)I am thankful for my God given talents.

40)I am thankful for my LIFE.

What are you thankful for?



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