I am thankful for Dave and the decade I was able to spend, tucked safely in his heart.
I am thankful for dinosaur suits.
I was trying to use a timercam to snap a realtime photo of myself grownupping but realized at the last second I had my dinosaur hood on. So I tried to move it down, but the bubble wand I had in my hand poked me in the eye. I guess I got what I wanted. This is #HowIGrownUp. #NoMakeUp #NoFilter #NoDinosaursHarmed
I am thankful to have a body, mind, and heart capable of healing.
I am thankful for post-it notes.
I am thankful for the possibility in every heartbeat.
I am ridiculously thankful for the internet and my access to it.
I am thankful for polka dots, hair bows, and sparkly nail polish.
I am thankful for the tokens and gifts of love that make up pretty much everything I own now.
I am thankful that, when I went away, people had good things to say about how I spent my time here when I was here. It makes me feel like perhaps, even if I never find a direction, just doing what I do will make everything okay.
I am thankful for Love and the abundance of it in my life.
I am thankful for this space, and the people it attracts.
I am thankful for my Best Beloveds and for a universe that churns out such gifted souls.
I am thankful for straws, badges, stickers, and other things I use to make life a little silly.
I am thankful for my Little Foot readers and penpals, and the way they remind me to always believe in myself.
I am thankful for keys and the privilege of holding them.
I am thankful a safe space to live, and the family I found there.
I am thankful for my cats, and how they make sure I get out of bed every day. Even if it’s just to feed them.
I am thankful for my family’s belief that I can heal from my recent traumas, even when it means that they forget I’m not healed yet.
I am thankful for freedom, even when it overwhelms me.
I am thankful for puns.
I am thankful for honest friends, even when it makes me want to bite them.
I am thankful for the contagious nature of kindness.
I am thankful my husband lives through his words.
I am thankful for megacorps that made it easy on a grieving widow.
I am thankful that not even prison could ruin the color orange for me.
I am thankful for Mamasaur.
I am thankful for siblings, the terribly beautiful people they marry, and the strangely fascinating children they continually produce.
I am thankful for knowledge, and education, and how easy it is to take those with you wherever you go.
I am thankful for a kind and patient parole officer.
I am thankful for calculators and fitted sheets, and windows without bars on them.
I am thankful for the many wonderful things I learned in prison.
I am thankful for notepad.
I am thankful for being almost done with writing two different books. Me. An author, almost.
I am thankful for old pictures.
I am thankful for the ease of numbered lists when you have access to technology.
I am thankful for the United States Postal Service. I salute you!
I am thankful for creative and talented friends.
I am thankful for the ability to tell the time, whenever I want.
I am thankful for vitamins and healthy foods.
I am thankful for the warm and pleasant smells of being home again.
I am thankful I can wear perfume, and grateful to have found one I like.
I am thankful for the RawrLove book that I still re-read often.
I am thankful for my typewriter which got me through stage 1 of writing the books.
I am thankful for my ideas that spilleth over.
I am thankful for the patience of my readers as I continually redesign Rarasaur blog, and post on a truly random schedule.
I am thankful for the Poblanos who tried, and the ones who stuck it all the way out with me.
I am thankful for the guestbloggers that will be here in January.
I am thankful for the Stories crew, and the Rarasaur Guard. They rescued me over and over again for a year.
I am thankful for people who get under my skin, and people who make me think, and for people who make me want to do or be something more. I am a creature of habit and comfort, sometimes I need prodding.
I am thankful for the adventures of 2015 for strengthening my heart and sprinkling wisdom into my vision…
but I am hoping that 2016 is a lot less interesting.
If you’d like to join in, here’s how it works: set a timer for 10 minutes; timing this is critical. Once you start the timer, start your list (the timer doesn’t matter for filling in the instructions, intro, etc). The goal is to write 50 things that made you happy in 2015, or 50 thing that you feel grateful for. The idea is to not think too hard; write what comes to mind in the time allotted. When the timer’s done, stop writing. If you haven’t written 50 things, that’s ok. If you have more than 50 things and still have time, keep writing; you can’t feel too happy or too grateful! When I finished my list, I took a few extra minutes to add links and photos.
To join us for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Click on the blue frog at the very bottom of Tales From the Motherland’s post. 3) That will take you to another window, where you can past the URL to your post. 4) Follow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List. Please note: the InLinkz will expire on January 15, 2015. After that date, no blogs can be added.
Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise; I will remove it. Aside from that one caveat, there is no such thing as too much positivity. Share your happy thoughts, your gratitude; help us flood the blogosphere with both!
Yikes! Good thing I’m used to writing on a timer. What about you? What are you thankful for? Did you participate in the link up? (If so, go ahead and drop your link in the comments.) Do you ever time your writing of posts?
Did you miss me this week?