A Bounty of Gratitude
Anyone who reads QueerJoe…even just intermittently, knows that I am blessed. And for that, I have a bounty of gratitude.
Thankful List Makes It Easy To Have A Bounty of Gratitude
When asked to recite a gratitude list at Thanksgiving meal, I am never at a loss. Here’s my top-10 list.
- Family – My greatest blessing is my family. Thaddeus and I have a most amazing relationship. I rely on him extensively for all things emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual. Our families of origin are also most amazing. They are both supportive, loving and wonderful.
- Friends – The people that fall into this category can be either a very select circle or a much wider group of people I love. And the group overlaps with the last category and the next category as well. At my age, I value those people who know me and love me more than I can express.
- Community – While I have very few ties to my local neighborhood, the people I call community is vast and quite amazing. The idea that I will never feel like I don’t have a multitude of people to whom I can turn when I need support in any way is wonderful and satisfying.
- Health – As I age, I never take this for granted. I’ll be grateful for as long as my health continues to support all that I enjoy doing.
- Interests and Activities – Mostly, this is all my yarn-related activities. But also my games and puzzle playing, reading and biking as well. They all keep me engaged, interested, inquisitive and motivated.
- Finances – I’ve always been fortunate to have both a balanced view of the importance of money in my life, as well as always having sufficient.
- Home – We moved to the most perfect place. I’m so grateful for a place where I feel safe and nurtured.
- Local Area – We live in a most beautiful area. Living in a river town, that’s also a former artist colony has made us feel like we were on vacation most of our lives here. From the wonderful restaurants and the fantastic biking trails, we are truly blessed.
- Mental Capacity – The ability to learn and use that learning to create joy has always been something I valued.
- Finn – Along with all the fur-friends I have loved, I am grateful for this little guy.
As you may have noticed in the feature photo for today’s blog entry, I was able to finish the latest Anica Shawl.
I’ve also started one last Anica Shawl that will hopefully be finished in time for the show.
It’s using a light-fingering weight yarn called Delish by Decadent fibers. It’s a delight to work with this soft/squishy yarn…Delish is an appropriate name for it.