Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving in Ojai ...

I am so grateful today! Of course we should be grateful every day, not just Thanksgiving,  but sometimes it's easy to get busy and focus and what we need, or think we need, instead of what we have right here, right now. We forget to really focus on all of the blessings in our lives and we need a reminder. Maybe I should just speak for myself but I think Thanksgiving is a great reminder day. It's a little like Valentine's day. People say, "Well, you should show love every day and be romantic all year..." but again, some of us can use a little reminder.

Gratitude List
I am grateful for...

My wonderful family
For my loving parents and sister
My hilarious nieces and sweet nephew
and for my 9 year old parrot Beatrice
I'm grateful that I still have a grandmother (and she's awesome)
That I have amazing, supportive friends
That I am not in the hospital
That I can get to the bathroom in the middle of the night without help!
That I am less than 13 miles from 6 museums
That I live in a city wear I can get every kind of food under the sun
and even have it delivered
That I have been blessed to travel in Europe and Asian and Africa ...

I am grateful for my cozy antique bed and down comforter
For the can of pink paint that will soon be on my bathroom walls
For art classes
My books, camera, art supplies and iMac
My cute apartment, farmers markets, dinner with friends, caller ID
and Netflix
For spicy tuna handrolls, avocados, Sante Fe Chicken burritos and dark chocolate
(but not at the same time!)
For Ella, Frank and Dean, Bob Marley and Elton John
For belly dance music and Mozart

I am grateful I live in California
In the United States
That I can vote and speak out and stomp my feet

I am grateful that Rhinos and Cheetahs and Snow Leopards are still on the planet
And we still have a chance to save them.

I am grateful to be on this earth, at this time
I am grateful be alive
I am grateful

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings and love and light
to you and your family!

What are you grateful for?


PK Studios said...

Me too.... not the LA part though : )

ErinnL said...

Lu, I love your Thanksgiving blog!

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