Thursday, November 26, 2015

Taking Stock

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Community
  • Music and the Arts
  • Writing

I'm thankful. There's my list. It's my "right off the top of my head" list of things I'm thankful for. But there's another list. It's almost a shadow list, an invisible list. It's the "enough" list.

I am thankful for enough:

  • Food for me and my family to eat
  • Adequate shelter, clothing, healthcare
  • Money to pay the bills
  • Time to be involved in my children's lives
  • Respectful treatment from the powers that be in our society

There are so many people in our community (and the world) who long for just this, just enough. Not a free ride, not excessive luxury, just "enough".

We love to watch videos of newly adopted pets experiencing for the first time the joys of having a true home. It's thrilling to see them celebrate being clean, fed, cuddled, played with. For the first time in their lives they have "enough". And for them it is hitting the jackpot. We like to see that. It makes us feel good. It's a success story.

What about people?

So many human beings, our fellow creatures, are out there waiting for those same simple experiences. I'm thinking a lot about them today.


Special Thanksgiving Bonus Features:

The traditional thanksgiving post can be found here.

A blast from the past in honor of Lisa Rossi, who celebrates in Iowa now. We miss you, Lisa!




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