Saturday Gratitude List, 04/28/12

Hello.  Saturday once again, and I have a lot to be thankful for.  I am doing okay — I’ve backslid a little into depression-behavior this week, but I think I have identified and corrected the problem.  Today will be a combination of disaster movies and cleaning up around the house.  I already started, and the place looks far more neat..

I am grateful for my family, all of us wackos.  I hope everyone is doing well, and feeling healthy.  I am cautiously hopeful that Dad is okay with me — don’t know, but I’ll see.  My 18-year-old niece has managed to pull down a job at Sea World in San Diego, and I am incredibly proud of her!

I’m happy and thankful that my health is holding up — and that I’m not finding it terrible to maintain.   I’m grateful that spring has sprung here in Maine — tulips and azaleas and daffodils, and the beginnings of lilac buds and rhododendrons.  The forsythia have lasted a long time this year, and are still bright yellow and beautiful.  Leaves are unfurling on all the trees, and we have a distinct green around us which wasn’t here a week ago.  Spring — Yay!

I am very thankful that I’ve discovered a love of writing poetry, and I intend to expand that love to include more forms of rhythm and word choice.  I am grateful to all my new readers, and I welcome you all to the family.  I encourage all of my readers to continue to comment — I’m still not too successful at minimizing my answers, but oh, well.

I am thankful for my home, and all the wonderful things I’ve gathered around me.  I give great thanks  to the earth, who provides for us daily, and I hope we all accept our responsibilities to care for her.  I’m grateful that my U.S. Representative, Chellie Pingree, voted against CISPA, the Republican legislation which would allow virtually anyone to invade your privacy.  If you haven’t already, please contact your Senators and urge them to vote no.

I’m thankful for this blog, and the opportunity it gives me to write — an activity I’ve always wanted to take up.  There is much more for which I’m grateful; I will continue to write these Saturday lists.  They help me keep in mind how far in debt I am to so many people for so many things.  I am a lucky woman.

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