Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

Thankful for What Is

While I'm officially late to acknowledge Thanksgiving, it is never too late to be thankful.

Right now, as I return to the computer from a busy few days, I reflect on all that has happened recently.  Everything that has brought me to right here, right now.  Everything that has allowed me to live in this moment of gratitude. 



I am thankful for a family that (despite the reluctance) continues to run with me.  I am deeply thankful that our son has joined us this year on our family tradition (Drumstick Dash on thanksgiving morning).

My brother and sister, myself, my husband, and our son post-race

I am thankful for foggy drives through the park that re-awaken my sense of wonder and immerse me in magical realities.


I am thankful for family - even when family isn't the first thing on their mind.


I am thankful for warm days that allow us one more chance to go down the slide... 

and a perfect day to search for the perfect Christmas tree.


(With breaks built in.)


I am thankful for an abundant local farmers market

and music to shop by (from the talented Tuba Santas).


I am thankful for soft and fuzzy reindeer


and family so absolutely stinkin' adorable.


I'm thankful for dads who love their daughters.



I am thankful for people who volunteer their time and love (especially when it brings immense joy to our children).


I am thankful for the ongoing fascination and exploration of children.  (She found a berry that fell off of a tree and decided to plant it to see what would happen.) 


And I am so thankful for time just to be.


May we all continue to find moments in the mundane for which to be thankful.