Today, I am grateful for the staff and teachers at Josiah's school, as they understand his neurological issues and treat him appropriately. It helps him both be more relaxed, and recover from upsets more quickly, and for him to gain greater success as student. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Today I am grateful for my children, even on days when my head aches, and they do not give me the down time that I need, I still love them and cherish them, and am grateful for their love even when I am a grumpy mom. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Today I am grateful for my car, which keeps going on and on, commuting over 100 miles daily without failing, even when it has over 130K miles, is over 13 years old, and has been limping for many months. So I am very thankful that she keeps going and going. thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am grateful for the change of seasons, the transition from summer to fall, the swirling of the leaves as they go from green to reds, orange, and yellows, and then the brown of the last vestiges of the summers breath, as we enter this gray, crisp period of late Fall here in the Mountains. Snow is predicted for this weekend, the first dusting of the beauty of fluffy whiteness. I love the change of seasons, the reminder that all endings are the beginning of something new, and all beginnings are the close of another chapter.
I am grateful for this reminder that change IS life, the cycle of death and birth, the cycle of the seasons....the death of a dear friend is a time for celebration of the years of her love, insight, and amazing attitude. A time not only for grieving her too early passing, but also a time to rejoice and express the gratitude that knowing her brought. I am thankful for the life and amazement of Liz. Death is just a part of life, and each of us play a part in the lives of all those that we encounter. Thank you, thank you, thank you.