The majority of my posts over the past 12 months have reflected outrage and dismay. But, not today. Today I reflect on the many blessings of our life and optimism for the future.
I am very thankful to have Dan in my life. He is always in my corner, and has become my rock through a lot of ‘thick and thin’. We are both grateful for our log home in the woods–we enjoy entertaining and sharing our home through AirBnB – a new endeavor for us this past year.
Family is a constant source of blessings and joy – I am thankful to be able to regularly connect with my kids, their spouses / significant others, and (of course!) those delightful twin grand-girls. There is nothing in the world more cheering than experiencing the twin’s enthusiasm and charm first-hand. My 90 year old dad is doing fantastic – with good mental and physical health. We hope to have many more years with dad. (I also have to give a quick shout-out to our mutt, Cleo, who makes sure I take a walk at least once a day.)
After my recent job change, I have re-discovered the pleasure of being fully engaged and appreciated on the job; with a great boss and co-workers. The days fly.
I am grateful for the heightened awareness and involvement of the majority of Americans, including myself, over the last year. We have seen what happens with an overly complacent majority. I am optimistic that we will see a corrective backlash in 2018–which will only happen if we remain aware and engaged.
Finally, I am grateful for my health and for my tennis buddies. I hope to be on the court–smacking balls and talking smack for many years to come.