I am thankful for:
- still living well after 12+ years with metastatic breast cancer (this is something of a miracle owed to Dr G, luck and God, not necessarily in that order)
- my loving husband and our close knit families, although those families live on the other side of the continent
- our deeply connected families of the heart, with whom we have found decades of companionship
- the unconditional love of pets (Dunky, Kitzel, Pumpkin, Bobka and Boychik)
I read recently on Facebook about an easy thankfulness practice. Starting on January 1 (or really, any time), label a jar and put it in a visible place in your home. Every day, or as often as you feel so moved, write on a slip of paper some experience that brought you joy. By the end of the year, you will have a jar full of memories to be thankful for, and the opportunity to recreate a year full of joy.