Thursday, November 26, 2009


* Safety. So many people - and more animals - aren't.
* Warmth. My thermostat is set at 63F, but that's so much warmer than so many people are. And I have blankets and sweats.
* Chess, Tucker, Amelia, Polly, Grace: My animals. They are my children, best friends, bringers-of-joy and the greatest roomies on the planet.
* My job, which I do love. I'm employed!
* My mom, who made it all possible. She believed in me even when I didn't.
* Friends, scattered around the globe: my chosen family, who like (even love) and accept me for what I am and what I'm not.
* Freedom: under threat, tenuous, but still mine. Cherished, fragile, fiercely protected.
* Little things: trees, frogs, whales in the distant seas, birds soaring, the music of life.

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday, even when I spend it alone. Maybe even more when I'm alone.

So Happy Day to you!


Ink said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Belle! Lovely list!

Janice said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the critter crew!

JaneB said...

Alone, with critters around? Maybe 'free of other humans' is better! I'd love to spend a holiday with just the cat...

Susan said...

I'm so glad you're surrounded by your critters. Have a great day!

Bavardess said...

Thanks for a timely reminder about what is good in the world. I envy you your furry menagerie.