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November 24th, 2010 | 12 Comments »

~~ for my health, especially following last month’s car accident.

~~ for the fact that last month’s car accident was not serious

~~ for good insurance, oh thank goodness for good insurance

~~ for the 5 kittens and their mama who were rescued last month, and that someone may open their hearts and homes to them.

~~ for a wonderful, amazing, supportive, loving, accepting, gracious spouse

~~ for the best 16 year old boy anyone could ask for

~~ for the skills of my masseuse and chiropractor who keep me feeling good, and my hairdresser who is nothing short of amazing with both her talent and her personality

~~ for a nice home, good cars, warm clothes, sturdy shoes, hats & mittens, central heat, cozy blankets, good furniture, entertainment and rest

~~ for the food in our kitchen, and the ability to buy what I need

~~ for the warm fuzzy felines that lay all over me purring their love, and for their vet who keeps them healthy

~~ for the fact that life sometimes breaks your heart, then turns around and unexpectedly gives you another chance, a better story, a happier outcome. We would never appreciate those peaks of life if it weren’t for the dark valleys we travel through to get there.

~~ for being able to choose my happiness, for being strong enough to say ‘No’, for the ability to say ‘Yes’, for knowing when it’s time to let others make the decisions, for being wise enough to ask ‘Can you help me?’

~~ for being able to see that the little things in life are often far more important than anything else

~~ for family, as imperfect as they are

~~and last, but most definitely not least, I am incredibly thankful for the ladies who give me reason to smile every day, regardless of how close they are to me, or even if I’ve yet to meet them in person; wonderful and warm women who support me, encourage me, inspire me, humble me, remind me of who I am, and love me anyway. Women who seek me out, who point me out, who rave over what I do and jump with glee when they see me. Women who give me bone-crushing embraces while smiling to the end of the universe. Women who share their lives, their expertise, their failures and victories, their beautiful children, their humor and grace, and most of all, themselves……. people like Liz, Missy, Molly, Tracy, Darcie, Jennifer, Liz, Samara, Jen, Stephanie, Shaina, Crystal, Anna, Heather, Monika, Kristen, Chris Ann, Trish, Jen, Laura and Barb, Cindy ……. I suppose if I’m going to be thankful for these wonderful ladies, and the presence of them in my life then I need to also be thankful for Twitter because without that platform, and without me jumping in to it headfirst just one year ago, I wouldn’t have met any of them. And to try and stress how much it’s changed my life, and how grateful and thankful I am for them…. well, I would need an entire post to do that.

12 responses to “thankful~~”

  1. i thought this was a really great post to read. i’ll check back for new posts by you!

  2. Anna says:

    Thanks, Kate. Clearly we were both feeling the same way this week – grateful! Love your writing & your recipes – as you know.
    Also, just saw your post about Harmon – made me cry. I have a 15.5 yr old feline baby boy – my first baby. I’ve been feeling that he’s looking and acting old this winter. He’s got me a little worried.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Me too…a little teared up on this snowy pre-Thanksgiving day!! Kate you are so dear and so talented!! Truly it is a joy to have gotten to know you in the past year…your story is one we so enjoy as well as are thankful for…you have the ability to put into words what many of us think and in a way that makes us reflect on and value what is most important and simple.

    We are so thankful to share in your journey thus far and look forward to continued memories as we travel this blogging road together!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! (& I know Kristin would chime in to say the same!)~ Chris Ann

  4. Liz says:

    Thanks Kate! I’m thankful for your friendship too and am so lucky to have met you!

  5. Missy says:

    This totally made me cry, Kate. I am thankful for you… in so many ways and for so many reasons. xo, mis

  6. Liz says:

    And we, my friend, are thankful for you and all your love and support. Blessings on your Thanksgiving!


  7. Galit Breen says:

    lovely and beautiful. there’s just so very much to be thankful for, isn’t it? nice to be reminded of that every once in awhile!

  8. tracy says:

    You are so lovely. So thankful for you and your support during my hard times of late. Ever so thankful, my friend.

  9. Thankful for YOU–you wise and wonderful woman, you.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Molly says:

    So beautifully said. I am honored to call you a real, true, dear friend. And also count among my blessings the tremendous community I found online and was lucky enough to carry offline.

    Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

  11. darcie says:

    Just like you.

    I too, am so thankful, so very very thankful, for the friendships I have made via this crazy thing called the internet. It has helped me through many a dark dark night.
    Happy Thanksgiving my Friend.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Amanda says:

    What a wonderful list!! I am so thankful to have met you and be inspired by you!! Have a wonderful day and rest of your week!!