You know that the Sentimental Quilter LOVES Thanksgiving. It's a great opportunity to show my sentimental side and reflect on all of the things I have to be grateful for this year. In many ways it hasn't been a great year for me and I could very easily focus on those things that have disrupted life and made it a little more difficult. Yet, once I sat down to write this, I was able to remind myself of all of the abundance surrounding me. Here's what I'm grateful for today (and so much more, of course):
A good night's sleep . . .
Waking up on a cold morning and feeling warmed not only by the blankets and quilt but by a little black puppy licking my toes and then remembering that my daughter was finally home and asleep in the next room . . .
That we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with extended family again this year and that my brother-in-law is cooking the turkey (!) and bringing it over. All I have to make is sides!
That my husband still has a job in this uncertain time of high unemployment and that my son was able to find one . . .
That I get to make quilts for a living (or try to anyway) . . .
That I have good friends and a loving family who support me and love me . . . even when I'm cranky and needy . . .
Two amazing children . . .
A sweet husband . . .
Sisters . . .
A sense of humor . . .
More fabric than I will ever need . . .
A really good cup of coffee . . .
Lots of good books to read . . .
The fact that you can buy just one song from an album on iTunes instead of the whole thing (I love that . . . )
Health and the body's ability to heal . . .
Feeling pretty good . . .
Lemon Lift tea . . .
Being able to say "Oh well" and find ways to stay above all of the stuff that can sometimes get you down . . .
Quilters from long ago and their marvelous quilts . . .
A good parking spot at the grocery 2 days in a row . . .
I could go on and on and on. What about YOU? Anything you're grateful for today?? Take a minute to share it with me - you won't believe how good it feels to write it down.