I know that this is a bit lame: posting a Thanksgiving post two weeks late, (if you’re experiencing any post-feast hunger,try the sweet & spicy pecans because they are very tasty AND easy to make) but hey, though I wasn’t able to post then, I really DO have a LOT to be grateful for.
For instance, during yesterday’s storm, a huge limb from the pin oak tree outside my bedroom window fell on my neighbor’s garage rather than my bedroom. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
And even though Mom is having some new health issues, at least she’s thankfully in a place where there are caregivers available 24/7.
And thankfully, even though the wind is howling and the snow piling up like crazy, it’s cozy in here where I can still communicate with folks outside via my phone, twitter, FB, this blog and others, such as newfound blogging brother, Bob W. from Yoga Demystified. I Skyped with my brother in Connecticut, my sis in Poland, and Marie in Arkansas twice already today, was able to call mom’s nurse to check on her condition even though I’m 900 miles away and 50 degrees colder, advised my daughter who is 450 miles away in another direction regarding her back condition ~ I am THANKFUL to be able to enjoy such connections in my life.
Gratitude is an essential aspect of any happy life. Do you know anyone who is happy and ungrateful? I don’t.
Here is a soothing music video featuring George Winston‘s piano from equivocaly. I invite you to watch, listen, and lean back in your chair, meditating upon what is beautiful in life right now. Afterwards, if you can, drop by George Winston’s site and support his efforts to rebuild New Orleans. I am thankful for folks who, not only create beauty in this world, but who also foster compassion with and through their art.