The beautiful town where I live, Sylva, North Carolina
Someone wise once suggested that in every life an occasional gratitude list is important. Here it my current one.
I am grateful for the following:
My husband, my children, stepchildren, and grandchildren- some people have no family to belong to.
My friends- Some I see often, some I don’t, but we all have a bond of some form, especially my high school friends on Facebook. Here’s to the Class of 1971.
My professional friends from the present and past- people who thought and worked as I did- partners in trying to make the world a better place.
My cat, “the child” of my second marriage, our baby and the ruler of the house.
Social Security and retirement income- may the new President and Congress leave it alone.
For health and the chance to maintain and improve it.
For technology and the role it has played in increasing communication among my friends, family, and the world.
For music, old and classical, new and exciting (Hamilton),
For writing- the chance to do it, read it, argue about it, and respond to it.
For reading- learning to find the good and truthful
For freedom- the press, religion, speech. May it continue.
For beauty- the earth, the environment, and art as its representation
For laughter- at ourselves, comedy, satire, never taking ourselves too seriously,
For the animal videos on Facebook: I am hooked on the baby owls
For the beauty of where I live: the Southern Mountains of Western North Carolina- a long Fall and a long Spring.
For the fact that I always believe the glass is half full.