Here is is mid September and, while I’m happy to look forward to Autumn, there’s always a bit of angst over leaving summer behind.
As the calendar pages turn, I’m reminded of all the things in which I am grateful. My family, my health and people I can turn to for spiritual and emotional support top the list. Our home is comfortable….and that we have one. We have enough food on the table and the ability to work to support
my chocolate and wine habit ourselves.
I’m thankful we are able to look ahead to full retirement and not be terrified of making ends meet (so far)…knowing many people do not have that luxury. I’m thankful we have the means (financial and labor) to help those in need to assistance.
I’m thankful Entrepreneur is still kickin’ and his recent MRI and CT scans show no growth or spread of the cancer. I’m thankful for medical professionals and scientists who have the expertise to invent and facilitate treatments to save/prolong lives.
I’m thankful we live in a country that enjoys freedoms other places in the world can only dream of. That, despite America’s flaws, it’s still a country people risk their lives to enter. Although, I’m very concerned about our inability to be tolerant of opposing political views, and the growing civil unrest at the hands of domestic terrorist groups bent on destroying our republic.
So, while we say good-bye to the warmth of summer, may everything we’re grateful for in this life serve to warm our hearts, always.
Linking up with Brian’s Home and Thankful Thursday. What are you grateful for today?