A fire in the fireplace

My children safe and sound and healthy and thriving

That I am able to have lunch with my parents when so many people I know have lost theirs

A nice, cold glass of Chardonnay

Reading a book that inspires and amazes me

A husband that will fold laundry while watching football

Friends near and far that drop a line or a text just to say “Hi, hope all is well”

The aroma of saucy, spicy chili cooking on the stove


A phone that allows me to listen to music, look at photographs, text, email, and surf the Web


My good health and the good health of my loved ones

The ability to love and laugh and mourn and rejoice

A good pair of knee-high, leather riding boots


The comfort of home



My “Ove-Glove”, a Christmas present at which I scoffed and now covet

Cozy pajamas and a soft bathrobe

Movies on demand

The dawn of a new day

The possibilities for every tomorrow

The present, the moments in which we live our lives

I am grateful for all these things and more today, tomorrow, and always