27 November 2008

Booking through Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.
Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on.
So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?
This can be about books, sure–authors you appreciate, books you love, an ode to your public library–but also, how about other things, too? Because in times like these, with bills piling up and disaster seemingly lurking around every corner, it’s more important than ever to stop and take stock of the things we’re grateful for. Family. Friends. Good health (I hope). Coffee and tea. Turkey. Sunshine. Wagging tails. Curling up with a good book.
So, how about it? Spread a little positive thinking and tell the world what there is to be thankful for.

I am grateful for -

  • my husband's love, wit, intelligence, and tolerance of his odd wife
  • all of my friends, wherever they are and however I met them
  • Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Vita Sackville-West, Barbara Pym, Joan Didion, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Gaskell, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sara Teasdale, Lousia May Alcott, and all of the women whose writing has inspired, comforted, and taught me
  • knitting and tea and letters and fountain pens and toy rabbits (and real, hopping rabbits)
  • the First Amendment
  • the beauty and inspiration of the eternal moon
  • music
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Aunt Kathy said...

My seven things:
1- I am thankful for a new chance to get my life back thanks to my recent surgery
2- I am thankful for my husband and the fact that even after 28 years he still wants to be married to me
3- I am thankful for my grandson who brings me joy every day
4- I am thankful for the ability to have the Internet and connect with so many different people
5- I am thankful for my mom, dad and sisters and their never ending support and love
6- I am thankful for good yarn, fun patterns and the ability to make things from them
7- I am thankful for God and the salvation He so freely gave to me, and the promise of a home in heaven for eternity.

Have a happy Thanksgiving Tea

amy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Carrie K said...

There is a lot to be thankful for, isn't there? Thank you for sharing your list.

Heather said...

That is a wonderful list of things to be thankful for. I personally am always thankful for your blog and your kind words!