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For so many who are there in loving kindness . For some especially these days. For my chief who offered unquestionable love and friendship in a desperate situation; my beloved sister who took the time to understand deeply; all those who are there with me, sharing of their time, heart and soul; You all here sharing in this sacred space and those who visit here. Thank you all dearly, for being here, for joining, for loving, sharing, laughing, and for doing what you can and for what you do. 🙏😍 And if I may say so, including myself also, trying to live these qualities as best to my ability.
Life in all its forms. The forests, the oceans – all of it.
I am thankful for many people in my life, starting with my child. I am writing this while traveling on the bus, and I am thinking of people in my community—most of whom I don’t know personally—who do the work of, say, running the bus.
I include, of course, the folks on the ground driving the buses and cleaning the parks, emptying the trash and paving the road. But I am also thinking of the administrator planning bus routes and the elected officials who identify needs and make decisions and agreements that make those happen.
Some of these people can get a bad reputation. I am talking about bureaucrats and politicians. But my experience is that a great many of these people are working to build a better society that serves its citizens. And I know that the vast majority of what I do with my time would not be possible without them.
Within arm’s reach: my new ragdoll cat Rudi 🙂
All those who dig in daily to make this life meaningful and rewarding for both themselves and others.
I am thankful for my husband, who has been a loving presence in my life for 34 years! For my friends and family, without whom I would not be who I am today.
I am grateful for Racel here who wrote that she is grateful for those who allow her to serve them. As a nurse and an End of Life Doula, I am so grateful for those who allow me to serve. It is an immense joy and an honor.
You made me smile Nancy. Keep doing what you are doing…i am grateful for you!
Everyone who crosses my path. For each one teaches me either how or how not to behave!
I’m truly thankful to Buddha whose teachings have helped me to become a better person every day. I’m truly thankful to my wife to encouraged me to face my fears, my kids who love me dearly.
My husband, both for who he is as my life partner and love of my life and right now especially for his caregiving as I deal with a broken wrist.
My 2 daughters, who have grown into wonderful women.
My stepchildren, also grown into wonderful adults and who accepted me as a person in their dad’s life and in theirs all those years ago.
My friends who make sure we stay connected through text and voice messages at times we can’t see each other, especially my best friend who lives hundreds of miles away and whom I get to see only occasionally but who is part of my life.
My colleagues who work so hard to make a difference and who support each other as a team.
The many many people who labor so that I have hot coffee in my cup, electricity that heated that water, everything it took to grow those beans and bring them to this country and put them on the shelf at the grocery store.
The many maintainers who keep things running and working through difficult times and broken supply chains and all the rest.
The people who act and speak and march and rise up to work for a better world for everyone.
Thinking about this question I came up with a very long list of people I’m thankful for. And then I thought of myself. I am thankful for myself, I thought. Should I put this out there? Yes, I’ll take that plunge. I am thankful for myself. My body is functioning in complex and wonderous ways with an ability to protect and heal itself. My mind can do so many things. I have been given gifts in many forms that I can use in many ways. I’m just a whole package. And I’m thankful for every part of it. Being an agnostic, I do not rule out the possibility that those thanks should go not to myself but to my maker but for the time being it stays with me. 🙂
Thank you, dragonfly – oneself – that’s a great person to be thankful for. 🙂
Agnosticism makes sense – how can we Know what is or isn’t there, in all of space and time?
I am thankful for my family, friends, communities i have joined and for anyone that pours into me.
I am thankful for those that encourage me
, love me, speak truth to me no matter how uncomfortable it maybe. I am thankful for the people who brings laughter and sit with me when i am sad.
I am thankful for those who let me serve them and give me space in thier life.
I am thankful for my Mom who i had physically for 48 years and who i still feel eventhough she has transitioned.
I am thankful to the person who posed this question and allowed me to reflect.
I am grateful for having such a great doctor. So glad that I got a doctors note so I can take the time to heal from covid before working again.
I can relate I found an amazing surgeon who took care of me for a total hip replacement 4 weeks ago. The best i have felt in years!
Having a great doctor is a gift often underrated. I took my fabulous doctor for granted till I did not have him anymore and saw the difference.
I am so grateful for my children. Of all people- present, future or past- I choose them. I must be so loved to be given such a precious and perfect gift.
Right now, in this moment, I’m thankful for Elena, Marty, the two Dave’s, Max, and my sister Sarah. In my life, there have been so many people that have allowed me to be part of something. For that, I am thankful.
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