First and foremost: the shear miracle that I still own my house...for a few more months at least. Every day on the trail, I'm so grateful that this is still a place we visit and not the place we have to call home. And this makes me deeply grateful for the roof over my head and warm bed I sleep in.
I am so grateful for the family that loves me in spite of my need to live 2,000 miles away from them. I'm grateful for the friends that love me in spite of my need to be near them.
I am grateful for my health and am always full of thanks for every step I take without the aid of a walker or cane.
I'm so blessed to have my Mabel Lou to take care of me. Every day, she makes sure I exercise, get some fresh air, eat something yummy and lowers my blood pressure by reminding me I need to pet her. And she makes me laugh...I'm always grateful for giggles!
And while this year has been a humbling experience - the fruitless, endless searching and searching for work. I have to be hopeful. I HAVE TO! I still have faith that it WILL get better.
I hope your Thanksgiving was....good to the last drop!