It’s Thanksgiving and I’m feeling pretty thankful. There’s a lot of good in my life and I can see it clearly this year:
- I’m thankful that 4 years after my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she’s still alive and kicking. I’m even more thankful that as previous treatments stopped working, the doctors have always been able to find a new one that does work. I’m still more thankful that Mom is such an upbeat person. This cancer and the cancer she faced the year before haven’t kept her from studying or teaching Latin and doing other things she enjoys.
- I’m thankful for a new job and for how much this blog and my consulting business have grown in the last year. I’m thankful that I enjoyed my part-time jobs. And that recently I’ve been doing better about work/life balance.
- I’m thankful for a husband who encourages my professional development and is just great to live with too. And I’m thankful that his dissertation drafts finally got approved this fall after so many rewrites.
- I’m thankful for my cousin’s new baby and for my friend’s impending baby.
- I’m thankful for all the friends I’ve made at the library where I’ve been working, who’ve made my days there so much more fun.
- I’m thankful for the people I’ve gotten to know at church and for having such a supportive group. I’m especially thankful for our church choir this fall, which was beautiful and let me get to know people even better.
- I’m thankful for being alive and pretty well after going through a terribly depressed patch about 4 years ago, and for coming out of it maybe 2 years ago.
- I’m thankful for the M-Network and all the other people I’ve gotten to know in the blogosphere.
Oh, and I’m thankful for the WordPress post scheduling option, which means that I can write this on Tuesday and spend all of today with my family!