While consumed with these thoughts, it occurred to me that I am the most thankless person I know! No, don't argue with me...it is true. I need to try harder at being thankful all year long and not just limit it to one day a year.
So allow me a moment to express my thanks to those who make my life possible:
|Picture courtesy of J. Buline.|
Thank you to my mother who doesn't understand the fiber world, but understands that I need and want Hello Kitty pajamas eventhough I'm middle aged.
Thank you to my husband for never asking why we have baby chicks on the porch or why a disassembled shelving unit, for my fiber shows, has been in our kitchen for a good two weeks (maybe longer) or why I need more wool.
Thank you to my friends, who recognize that I am a loner who prefers animal companionship to humans, but they still invite me over for mint juleps and chili cook-offs.
Speaking of animals, thank you to my large animal vet, that squeezed my sick cat in today right before a euthanasia and a farm emergency. They were swamped prior to the holiday tomorrow, but handled everyone with efficiency and grace. Perhaps that is why he is Iowa's 2011 Vet of the Year!
Thank you to the stranger who showed me kindness by cutting off his cell phone call specifically to help me load chicken feed into my car. His random act of kindness helps restore my faith in humanity and reminds me to be thankful everyday for all the small things!
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. And even if you don't celebrate the holiday, please give thanks tomorrow and everyday!