Random things I am grateful for in no particular order:
My family: Frank, Zachary, Lindsay, Tyler, Chris, Dad, Frank's mom and dad, Frank's Gramma Lec and Gramps, Andrew, my cousin Amy and her husband Rodney, my goddaughter Riley, Uncle Robert and Aunt Tammie, my cousins Miranda and Stephanie, Uncle Tony and Aunt Mary, Little Michele, Ron, Jordan and Anthony, my Aunt Jessica, Glen and Uncle Larry.
That my Dad is healthy and still has his faith.
My wonderful friends: Char and Elaine. You 2 just go together. I know I can talk to you about anything. That you won't judge me or be harsh. And you are the only two that think I am witty. My friend Grace you make me want to be more optimistic and nice! Michele I know you'd help me with any of my kids if I needed you to. And Michele's mom Deanna you are just so nice to me. Kim, I am rooting for you. Dawn you work so hard! You are so good to your family.
The time I had on this earth with my mother, my brother and my 2 grandmothers.
That my children and I have a roof over our heads, insurance, food in the pantry and a husband who works to provide all of it.
Our beach house in Cayucos. 4th of July, Duckies Clam Chowder, Birds of a Feather.
That I live in the United States of America. That I will not be denied any of my basic rights because I am a woman. Don't know what I am talking about read "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini.
That I have a reliable car. That gas prices are no longer $5 a gallon!
That I have 4 dogs that follow me all over the house. Including the bathroom:) They make me laugh.
My scrapbook room where I can just go and sit and be surrounded by beautiful things.
The quite of my house at 5:30 in the morning.
Walks with Justice. That I can take yoga and hang out in the Claremont Club sauna afterwards.
There are many other things I am grateful for, like hot water and electrity, but if I named them all I would be here until Christmas and I have a cheesecake to check on. So all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to appreciate the little things in the end you'll realize they were the big things.
I miss you my sweet brother. I am especially grateful I had you for the 30 years I did.