Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Confession Tuesday: The Gratitude Edition
It's been a tough week for many so today's confessions are a gratitude list of what I love & are thankful for.
To the confessional--
I confess the simple things--turning on the heater, hot showers, food in the refrigerator, unpolluted drinking water from the tap, shelter--are things I am thankful for daily. I have little idea how any of them really truly work, but am thankful for all of them.
I confess I'm constantly amazed how I can send email to people around the world and they get it in seconds.
I confess I am thankful for both science and spirituality and do not feel you have to choose one or the other.
I confess I love Total cereal and seeing it in the morning makes me happy. As does coffee. And bubble water.
I confess when I heard of the school shooting I looked this video and it made me feel better:
"Take away my trouble, take away my grief
Take away my heartache..."
I confess I am thankful for geography. My life is good because of where I was born. And my parents. And who is around me. There's a lot things I had no control of and I am thankful they all worked out for me.
I confess all the things that make me nutty about my family--their messes, the chaos, the emotional highs & lows, the details, the scheduling--I am thankful for because without them, I would be sad and lonely. These are the people who keep my heart alive and warm and give me reason to live.
I confess I can't imagine living a life without pets.
I confess sometimes I look at my golden retriever and think he is the most beautiful dog in the world.
I confess tragedies remind me of the heartbeats around me and people & pets trump everything in the end.
They give me love, love, love, love, crazy love...
Thank you. Again and again.
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Written by Kelli Russell Agodon