Thankfully, I can truly appreciate my mom now that I am a mom.
Thankfully, a glass of wine cuts my annoyance at picking up crayons for the 12th time today.
Thankfully, I get to work part-time.
Thankfully, I have a daughter with a healthy body and inquisitive mind.
Thankfully, Scout doesn't have to be put to sleep immediately.
Thankfully, I live close to my mother.
Thankfully, Violet is sleeping like an angel.
Thankfully, my siblings are still a big part of my life.
Thankfully, our marriage is the safest place I know.
Thankfully, cleaning up dog whizz is less tedious when said dog is on her last leg.
Thankfully, I threw out the Halloween candy before the pies arrive.
Thankfully, I found volunteer work that feeds my soul.
Thankfully, little boys are a part of my life even if I never have a son.
Thankfully, Shawn doesn't pick on me for being a little soft in the middle.
Thankfully, I have nutritious food to eat and usually have enough sense to choose it over Kit-Kats.
Thankfully, there are still interesting people to meet, books to read, and places to visit.
Thankfully, I was plunked down in the right place, during the right time, and among the right people. I have never known war or hunger or poverty. Amazingly, I am surrounded by people who love me and care for me and who show me how to do the same for others.
I am so fortunate and so, so, thankful.