November 2012


Today I am grateful for warm blankets and hot tea. For plumbing that works (to take the ick away), 

And thankful most of all for a life that has been relatively violence free.

Although generally not celebrated in the US, the days between Nov 25th, the International Day Against Violence Against Women (VAW) and Dec 10, Human Rights Day, are known as known as the 16 Days of Activism, symbolically linking the two to show that VAW is a violation of Human Rights).

Let’s be aware of the multitudes of violence against women that permeate our lives and let’s do something, anything to stop it. This is something we ALL need to do, as a human family. Live, love, laugh. And end the violence.

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Long time no write. I can list all the excuses, because that’s what they are, but I want this to be a positive post, and since all my “excuses” are really positive wonderful things that have happened this year, I will not turn them into negatives. But I digress.

This year I am very thankful for so much.

I am thankful for the grace of the sun shining down on me even when it is freezing. I am grateful for an office with windows, really for an office, let’s be honest for a job that I want to make a 3.5 hour daily commute for.

I am thankful for friends, for the knowledge that there are people on whose couches I can crash at a moments notice and stay on for weeks, for the comfort of knowing I can call so many either bawling or in fits of giggles and I will be welcomed with the same open arms, even more so if I offer to cook 🙂

I am thankful for a husband who pushes me farther, higher, even though he is secretly envious that I have a job that sends me off to travel (not really, but really).

I am thankful for planes, trains, and automobiles. For our ability to communicate, for skype, for the fact that people can now communicate face to face across the world untethered to anything. For people in my life that I can genuinely pick up with whether it has been a year or ten since the last time we saw each other. I am grateful that home is truly a state of mind that encompasses SO MUCH!

I am grateful for the beautiful roof over my head, appreciative of the fact that even though we haven’t unpacked, Deep and I can laugh about how neither of us sees the point even as we trip and fall over the boxes.

I am thankful for children who grow up to be beautiful, poignant, stunning, thoughtful adults, whose cheeks I can pinch and say, “I knew you when you were thiiiis high.”

This and so much more, both tangible and not makes my journey worth the bumps.