A friend of mine noted the other day that I have so many things to be happy for in my life…sometimes it is good to stop and think about all the good…
I have an amazing husband…he drives me absolutely bonkers on occasion, but 34 years and counting, I wouldn’t trade him. He completes me. I have amazing children…they aren’t perfect, but they are all doing the best they can and that is pretty darned good. And they are always entertaining.<G> I have an inspiring Mom and Dad and steps-who-are-adored and in-laws who embraced me. I have sisters and cousins and aunts and uncles…we live worlds apart, but my Mom made appreciating family a big deal for all of us and we have an amazingly close network among us.
I have friends…friends who put up with my antisocial behaviors…friends who are there when I need them…friends who challenge me to be better. I have new friends and I even have some old friends. They are all important to me.
I have plenty to eat…I eat whatever I want from wherever I want. I have too many clothes…an embarrasment of riches when so many have so little. I live in a big house with a big lawn and lots of room for me to garden…room for me to be peaceful when I am outside. If my car breaks, I can fix it. I have health insurance and doctors and nurse practitioners who take care of me.
I have community theater…acting, directing, cheerleader…I have the Red Sox and the Patriots and the Celtics and the Bruins and the Revolution and PGA and LPGA golf and the Olympics and a wealth of other sports to watch…I have the luxury of having friends as my employers…makes it easier to go to work every day.
OK, one of the things for which I am really thankful is my job as a legal assistant for a sole practitioner…and if I don’t get up and get dressed, I won’t be doing my job, so…this is just my own little reminder that life is good…remind me when you hear me whining!<G>