Monday, October 12, 2009


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melodie Beattie

In honour of Thanksgiving today, I have come up with a list of some of the things for which I am grateful. There are, of course, many more, but for now this will have to do:

• my boys, who bring a smile to my face whenever I think of them;

• my friends and family, who appreciate me for all my peculiarities;

• my little cairn terror, who is the inspiration of so much joy;

• my home, which is my refuge;

• my new dehydrator, which will help me stay away from all those dangerous treats I was once so grateful for;

• time enough to do many things that make life so enjoyable;

• the abundance of great books and blogs that regularly keep me up long past bedtime;

• good wine, which I can apparently still drink on my new raw diet;

• too many TV shows I am embarrassed to admit being addicted to;

• and all the events in my life, good and bad, which have had a hand in creating the stronger and wiser person I am now.

What are you grateful for?



Shadow said...

what a thanksgiving list you've compiled here. you are blessed indeed.

Mark said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You are blessed with much to be thankful for! Giving thanks is the purest form of prayer.

Felicitas said...

Thank you, friends. I am blessed indeed - and I am certain you are too!

Kimmy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Being grateful has helped me find a better place in life. When I am down, I find being thankful helps me through the rut that I am in. We are all blessed!

Felicitas said...

Kimmy, you're so right... gratitude is very powerful and almost magically uplifting.