1. My family & friends.
My family & friends ROCK! Seriously… I think I may have been born to the most generous & loving parents & met the coolest people ever as friends. EVER. And, that includes my oldest friends (Tanya!), my newest friends & neighbours, and my supportive Wired Monk friends (my writers' group)! Even the ones that aren’t really friends anymore… they have all contributed to my life in such positive ways.
2. Being told to dream big.
Every kid needs to hear those words. Merci Papape!!!
I could write an entire blog on why, but it's for all the reasons I wrote down & stuck in those red balloons I filled our room with for Valentine's Day.
4. '13' & 'Froofie Girl', our kitty cats.
Sharing life with '13' has added immeasurable joy to my life, and adding 'Froofie' to the mix has taught me nothing if not patience:)
This next very important one was added since I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving:
5. My literary agent!! The fact that Carolyn believes in my 2nd novel Papillon…why that's just AWESOME POSSUM!!
6. My creative expression.
I would have said my brain, but I'm still on the fence about that one. Some days I love how much joy I get from the places my brain takes me to, but then there are the other days when the old brain drives me bat shit crazy. What I do LOVE is the fact that my brain has provided me with countless hours of unadulterated joy in creative expression.
7. Books, Music and Art.
The delectable dishes for # 6.
8. My failures.
Really just blessings in disguise, right? So I guess they aren’t really failures.
9. That fact that your still reading this:)
I'm very grateful to all of you who take time to read my blog. THANK YOU!!
10. The realization that "I Am Enough".
Okay, it comes and goes, but intellectually anyways, I do realize this fact. I may not be the perfect mate, the perfect friend, the perfect sister, or the perfect anything, but I am trying to be the best me that I can, and I've developed more compassion towards myself in the face of my failures. After all, we can't control where we came from or the struggles we've faced on our way to where we are at, but what we CAN control is how we react to those opportunities for growth that life throws at us.
Happy Thanksgiving to one & all!
P.S. So because I added Pete & our pets as separate entries & really they're all family, I get to add 2 more: MY HEALTH & MOTHER NATURE!!!!