Today, in America, it is Thanksgiving, so I thought it only fitting to share a few things I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for quiet moments where I'm able to hear myself think. All those times lately where it has been anything but have made it all the more clear to me that I should treasure the ones I get.
I'm thankful that my grandmother is beginning to learn her limitations. If she knows what she is capable of, and more importantly, what she is not capable of, then I have to spend less time worrying about her.
I'm thankful that the temperatures are starting to get a little cooler in Texas. Not only does it mean I'm not sweating constantly, but it means lower electric bills.
I'm thankful that the sweetest little three-year-old in the world is my nephew. I'm also thankful that his parents live two blocks away. That means I get to see him as often as I want--and when I've had all I can handle, I can quickly and easily send him home.
I'm thankful that I didn't spend any time in the hospital this year. Last year was enough to hold me over for a while.
I'm thankful that even when it feels like the world might be crumbling in on me, I can always sit down and write. No matter what, I can make it worse on my characters than I have it at the moment. *cue sadistic, maniacal laughter here*
I'm thankful that there are plenty of places around town these days that I can take my laptop that have free wi-fi. Sometimes, I just need a change of scenery.
I'm thankful that I have family and friends all close by, and so there is always someone to laugh with, cry with, gripe about, sneak off to see Harry Potter with, or kidnap for breakfast at dinner time.
What are you thankful for?